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Bill takes aim at FAA's sleep apnea policy

January 17, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill introduced Jan. 16 in the Senate would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to follow a rulemaking process before changing its sleep apnea policy, according to news reports. Faced with stiff opposition from some pilot groups, lawmakers and physicians, the FAA recently put on hold its plans to require pilots with body mass indices of more than 40 to be screened for sleep apnea. “Testing private pilots for sleep apnea might be a worthwhile idea but the agency...

Federal Aviation Administration, sleep apnea policy

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