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Joint committees approve sleep apnea recommendations

October 27, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board voted to approve guidelines for obstructive sleep apnea screening for truck drivers during a joint meeting on Oct. 24. The board also recommended a set of guidelines for when a truck driver should be required to have a sleep test, including mandatory screening for any truck driver with a body mass index of 40 or above, with admitted fatigue or sleeping during wakeful periods, or for any drivers who have been involved...

drivers, Medical Review Board, Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, sleep apnea


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