4506.13 Examiner's commercial examinations passed form; Information obtained from and posted to commercial driver's license information system and other sources; medical certification.

(A) The registrar of motor vehicles may authorize the highway patrol or any other employee of the department of public safety to issue an examiner's commercial examinations passed form to an applicant who has passed the required examinations. The examiner's commercial examinations passed form shall be used, once it has been validated, to indicate the examinations taken and passed by the commercial driver's license applicant.

(B)

(1) Before issuing, renewing, transferring, or upgrading a commercial driver's license, the registrar of motor vehicles shall obtain information about the applicant's driving record through the commercial driver's license information system, the applicant's state of licensure, and when available, the national driver register. In addition, beginning January 30, 2012, before issuing, renewing, transferring, or upgrading a commercial driver's license the registrar shall check the applicant's driver record to ensure that an applicant who self-certified under division (A)(2)(a)(i) of section 4506.10 of the Revised Code that the applicant's operation of a commercial motor vehicle is non-excepted interstate, is medically certified.

(2) The registrar shall not issue, renew, upgrade, or transfer the applicant's commercial driver's license if any of the following apply:

(a) The registrar obtains adverse information regarding the applicant's driving record.

(b) There is no information regarding the driver's self-certification type as required by division (A)(2) of section 4506.10 of the Revised Code.

(c) The applicant's medical status is not certified, when required to be certified under division (A)(2)(a)(i) of section 4506.10 of the Revised Code.

(3) If the record check reveals information that the applicant claims is outdated, contested, or invalid, the registrar shall deny the application until the applicant can resolve the conflict.

(C)

(1) Within ten days after issuing a commercial driver's license, the registrar shall notify the commercial driver's license information system, when available, of that fact and shall provide all information required to ensure identification of the licensee. If the registrar is notified that driver has been issued a medical variance, the registrar shall indicate the existence of the medical variance on the commercial driver's license holder's commercial driver's license information system driver record.

(2) Beginning on January 30, 2012, the registrar shall do all of the following:

(a) For those driver's self-certifying under division (A)(2)(a)(i) of section 4506.10 of the Revised Code as non-excepted interstate, post the applicant's medical status as certified or non-certified on the applicant's commercial driver's license information system driver record upon receiving a valid original or copy of the medical examiner's certificate;

(b) Post the driver's self-certification type as set forth in division (A)(2) of section 4506.10 of the Revised Code;

(c) Post information from the medical examiner's certificate, if applicable, on the commercial driver's license holder's commercial driver's license information system driver record within ten business days of issuing the commercial driver's license;

(d) Retain the original or a copy of the commercial driver's license holder's medical certificate for a minimum of three years after the date the certificate was issued;

(3) The registrar shall post and maintain as part of the commercial driver's license information system driver record all convictions, disqualifications, and other licensing actions for violations of any state or municipal ordinances related to motor vehicle traffic control, other than parking violations for all persons who hold a commercial driver's license or operate a motor vehicle for which a commercial driver's license is required.

(4) Beginning January 30, 2014, the registrar shall post an applicant's status of medically non-certified on the applicant's commercial driver's license information system driver record and shall downgrade the commercial driver's license holder's commercial driver's license in accordance with division (D) of this section if either of the following applies:

(a) The commercial driver's license holder fails to provide the driver's self-certification type as required by division (A)(2) of section 4506.10 of the Revised Code.

(b) The commercial driver's license holder self-certifying under division (A)(2)(a)(i) of section 4506.10 of the Revised Code as non-excepted interstate fails to provide the registrar with a current medical examiner's certificate.

(5) The registrar shall mark the commercial driver's license information system driver record as non-certified for any commercial driver's license holder who has not self-certified under division (A)(2) of section 4506.10 of the Revised Code by January 30, 2014 and shall initiate the commercial driver's license commercial driver's license downgrade procedures described in division (D) of this section.

(6) Beginning on January 30, 2012, within ten days after a commercial driver's license holder's medical certification status expires or a medical variance expires or is rescinded, the registrar shall update the person's medical certification status to non-certified. Within ten calendar days after receiving information from the federal motor carrier safety administration regarding issuance or renewal of a medical variance for a driver, the registrar shall update the driver's commercial driver's license information system driver record to include the medical variance information provided by the federal motor carrier safety administration.

(D) If a driver's medical certification or medical variance expires or the federal motor carrier safety administration notifies the registrar that a medical variance was removed or rescinded, the registrar shall do the following:

(1) Send notice to the commercial driver's license holder of the holder's medically not certified status. The notice shall inform the driver that the driver's commercial driver's license privileges will be removed unless the driver resolves the medical certification or medical variance defect by submitting a current medical certificate or medical variance, as applicable, or changing the driver's self-certification under division (A)(2) of section 4506.10 of the Revised Code to driving only in excepted interstate or excepted intrastate commerce within sixty days.

(2) Sixty days after the change to a medically not certified status, if the commercial driver's license holder has not resolved the medical certification or medical variance defect as described in division (D)(1) of this section, the registrar shall change the person's commercial driver's license status to reflect no commercial driver's license privileges and shall send the person a second notice informing the person that the commercial driver's license privilege has been removed from the driver's license and that, unless the driver resolves the medical certification or medical variance defect by submitting a current medical certificate or medical variance, as applicable, or changing the driver's self-certification under division (A)(2) of section 4506.10 of the Revised Code to driving only in excepted interstate or excepted intrastate commerce within one hundred eighty days, the person's commercial driver's license will be downgraded to a noncommercial driver's license class of license.

Cite as R.C. § 4506.13

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.71, HB 337, §1, eff. 1/27/2012.

Effective Date: 09-01-2000