Because of the dramatic impact that this proposed protocol would have both on potential commercial drivers and on thousands of people in professions beyond the commercial motor vehicle industry, the Association strongly urges the Administration to change the driver qualification standards themselves. Such a change in the regulation will firmly establish that the federal government believes individual assessment is the legally correct course in evaluating people with diabetes.
With the exception proposed protocol.
of the two essential issues noted above, the Association supports the The Department of Transportation has spent a good deal of time
studying this issue and developing this protocol. The Association urges the to let these many good efforts be in vain by proposing a protocol that fails who are medically safe drivers to pursue careers as commercial drivers.
Department not to allow people
The Association stands ready to work with FMCSA to support a practicable and workable protocol to end discrimination against individuals with insulin-treated diabetes. Please contact the Association if any additional information or data is needed by the FMCSA or if the Association can provide its assistance in any manner.
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