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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 16COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE
SUBCHAPTER BAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATIONS
RULE §16.41Medical Certificate Requirements

(a) Commercial driver license (CDL) holders and original CDL applicants must self-certify to one of the following categories:

  (1) Non-excepted interstate. A person who operates or expects to operate in interstate commerce, is both subject to and meets the qualification requirements under Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 391, and is required to obtain a medical examiner's certificate by Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, §391.45.

  (2) Excepted interstate. A person who operates or expects to operate in interstate commerce, but engages exclusively in transportation or operations excepted under Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Sections 390.3(f), 391.2, 391.68, or 398.3 from all or parts of the qualification requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 391, and is therefore not required to obtain a medical examiner's certificate by Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, §391.45.

  (3) Non-excepted intrastate. A person who operates only in intrastate commerce, and is both subject to and meets the State of Texas driver qualification requirements under §4.11 of this title (relating to General Applicability and Definitions) and is required to obtain a medical examiner's certificate.

  (4) Excepted intrastate. A person who operates in intrastate commerce, but engages exclusively in transportation or operations excepted as provided by §4.12 of this title (relating to Exemptions and Exceptions) and is therefore not required to obtain a medical examiner's certificate.

(b) Commercial driver license holders and original CDL applicants who certify to subsection (a)(1) or (3) of this section are required to provide a current medical certificate to the department. The department may deny the issuance of the CDL if a medical certificate is required and not provided at the time of issuance or renewal.

(c) Any CDL holder who has not met the requirements of this section by January 30, 2014, will be downgraded to a non-commercial driver license.


Source Note: The provisions of this §16.41 adopted to be effective June 11, 2012, 37 TexReg 4253

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