All commercial drivers must meet minimum medical standards established by federal regulations. Drivers are required to have a valid physical examination card in their possession any time they’re operating a commercial vehicle.
If you don’t meet the medical requirements but your condition is stable and you have a CDL, you can apply for a medical waiver for intrastate and/or interstate driving.
Note: We don’t process intrastate medical waivers for drivers who don’t need a CDL but are required by their employer to complete a Medical Examination Report and get a waiver. To learn more about this type of waiver, see WAC 480-30-226(2): Doctor’s statement of intrastate medical waiver or contact your employer or physician.
Interstate medical waivers are processed by FMCSA Medical Programs in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Drivers with the following conditions may be eligible to apply for an interstate waiver:
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