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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AC69 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Qualifications; Seizure Standard 

This rulemaking would amend 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) to update the physical qualification standards for individuals with an established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle.  As part of the Agency’s ongoing regulatory reform efforts, FMCSA proposes to reduce the burden on individuals who have experienced a seizure, or who have been prescribed antiseizure medication provided certain criteria are satisfied.  The criteria would mirror those used for the Agency’s Seizure Exemption Program, including a requirement for the drivers to obtain documentation from the treating neurologist that the individual has been seizure free for a period of several years.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Crystal E. Williams
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-0596