No more long delays for commercial drivers with insulin-treated diabetes waiting for a federal exemption. A new Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule
has ended the exemption program. The driver’s treating clinician is now responsible for determining if the driver’s insulin regimen is stable and his or her diabetes is properly controlled. A new form, Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Form MCSA-5870, will be required by medical examiners to issue the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC).