A former DOT-certified medical examiner has been sentenced in connection with a falsified CMV driver certificate
Dr. Michael A. McCormick was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia to three years of probation, a $1,000 fine and $100 special assessment. McCormick pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements in connection with a Department of Transportation medical examination.
According to the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT-OIG), in April 2017 McCormick told staff at his business, Express Med Urgent Care, to conduct a DOT physical exam on a patient seeking to operate commercial motor vehicles. The staff members, who were not certified medical examiners, completed a DOT medical examination report and issued a DOT medical examiner’s certificate under McCormick’s name and his National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) number. McCormick knew the certificate and report were false because he did not perform the exam, DOT-OIG said.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations require drivers engaged in interstate commerce to be physically able to safely operate a CMV. Only FMCSA-registered medical examiners can perform the physician exams and issue DOT medical examiner certificates.
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