Minn. R. 7421.0800 - NOTICE OF INTENT TO DOWNGRADE COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE

Subpart 1. Warning notice of medical status expiring.

The commissioner shall send written notice to a CDL holder 60 days prior to the expiration of the CDL holder's medical certification status that states:

A. the medical examiner's certificate or the medical waiver will expire within 60 days of the date of the notice;
B. the commissioner will change the medical status to "Not Certified" on the CDL holder's driving record; and
C. the CDL privilege will no longer be valid, unless the CDL holder submits:
(1) current medical documents; or
(2) a new self-certification form indicating that the CDL holder is exempt from medical requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.162.
Subp. 2. Notice of medical certificate status updated to not certified.

The commissioner shall send written notice to a CDL holder who fails to submit a valid medical examiner's certificate or a current medical waiver before either expires, or fails to submit a new self-certification in which the CDL holder certifies that the CDL holder is exempt from the medical examination requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.162. The notice must state:

A. the CDL medical certification status has been updated to "NOT CERTIFIED";
B. the CDL privilege is not valid; and
C. the CDL will be downgraded to a class D license unless, within 30 days of the date of notice, the CDL holder submits the medical documentation required under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.162.
Subp. 3. CDL downgrade.
A. A driver whose CDL has been downgraded to a class D license for less than one year may seek reinstatement of the CDL privilege by submitting either:
(1) a self-certification form in which the driver certifies that the CDL holder is exempt from the medical examination requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.162; or
(2) the valid medical examiner's certificate or current medical waiver required under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.162, subdivision 3.
B. A driver whose CDL has been downgraded to a class D license for more than one year and who seeks reinstatement of the CDL privilege is subject to the testing requirements under part 7421.0900.

Notes

Minn. R. 7421.0800
36 SR 809

Statutory Authority: MS s 171.09; 171.162; L 2010 c 242 s 10

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