The Medical Review Program grants waivers to commercial drivers with certain medical conditions who can safely operate a commercial motor vehicle if their condition is stable and monitored regularly.
Intrastate commercial drivers – those who travel only in North Carolina – are eligible to apply for one of three waivers:
- Insulin-dependent diabetes waiver
- Vision waiver
- Limb waiver
The Medical Review Unit grants waivers up to but no more than two years to drivers who would otherwise qualify for a N.C. Department of Transportation medical certificate and have completed a NCDOT physical examination within the last year.
Upon approval, drivers will receive a letter that sets forth the terms, conditions and limitations of the waiver. Drivers must have the waiver in their possession while operating a commercial motor vehicle.
Interstate commercial drivers are not eligible to apply and should contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding its exemption program.