Sleep Apnea Test Prior to Issuance of A Medical Certificate

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  1. Wombat63

    Wombat63 Bobtail Member

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    I apologize up front if this topic has already been covered but I can't find it on here!

    I went for a CDL Med Cert Renewal and the quack chiropractor said I had to complete a sleep study before he could issue an unrestricted clearance, he gave me 3 months to complete the study.

    I've been looking around the FMCSA website and I can't find anywhere where this was enacted, in fact I see a few articles stating that the FMCSA withdrew the Sleep Study requirements.

    Does anyone have definitive information on this?

    Thanks
     
  2. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Medium Load Member

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    Welcome my Friend to the Industry’s lastest money making scam. You have just been involuntarily initiated into the biggest racket since trying to put all the kids on ridalin and prozac in the 80’s and 90’s.
    I’m in the same boat.
    It’s Not a law but its a written recommendation by the feds for cdl holders so the med examiners are making it law and building a new and rather large Cpap industry because they can legally hold your license “hostage” till you get on a mask.
     
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  3. Wombat63

    Wombat63 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the reply,
    I kinda figured it was a scam, since he gave me the phone number for a Florida doctor that will mail me the CPAP machine for the test for the paltry sum of $180.00, I don't have sleep apnea my wife is a dental hygienist and her office ran a test on me for a night and I was ok.
    He wont accept that though...
    Wondering if I can go to a new Quack that doesn't do the CPAP Crap!
     
  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    2nd opinions are perfectly fine. Don't lie, but don't volunteer information either.
     
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  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    The three month card is a final warning to resolve whatever it is they THINK you have.

    There is a good chance you wont get another.

    And yes the Poster is right, you are now the newest passenger on the Scam Train.... CPAP Style.
     
  6. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    The company hiring you has the ability to decide if they want to test you. It used to be Federal Law, but now, it's not. However, they left in the provision that companies can decide to test you.
     
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  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Bingo.

    The beatings continue until the snorings are finished.
     
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  8. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    I was tested for it and have it. I will be honest it has made an amazing difference.
     
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  9. Scooter Jones

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    A dental office administered a sleep apnea test? How so?
     
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  10. SmallPackage

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    It takes an oral surgeon to remove your tonsils. Still having your tonsils in adulthood is another reason they use to give you sleep test.
     
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