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Medical examiner's certificateRequired. (Effective until June 1, 2020.)

A person may not drive a commercial motor vehicle unless he or she is physically qualified to do so and, except as provided in 49 C.F.R. Sec. 391.67, has on his or her person the original, or a photographic copy, of a medical examiner's certificate that he or she is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle.

NOTES:

Findings2003 c 195: See note following RCW 46.25.070.

Medical examination and certificationRequiredException. (Effective June 1, 2020.)

Except as provided in 49 C.F.R. Sec. 391.67 as it existed on April 30, 2019, or such subsequent date as may be provided by the department by rule, consistent with the purposes of this section, a person may not drive a commercial motor vehicle unless he or she is physically qualified to do so and is medically examined and certified in accordance with procedures provided in 49 C.F.R. Sec. 391.43 as it existed on April 30, 2019, or such subsequent date as may be provided by the department by rule, consistent with the purposes of this section.

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 44; 2018 c 49: "This act takes effect June 1, 2020." [ 2019 c 44 § 8; 2018 c 49 § 5.]
Effective date2019 c 44 § 8: "Section 8 of this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect April 30, 2019." [ 2019 c 44 § 10.]
Findings2003 c 195: See note following RCW 46.25.070.
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