Governor Jerry Brown signs CCA-sponsored AB 2143 into law
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:42 PM

“For many years, chiropractic doctors have been performing physical examinations on DOT drivers. However, there had been limitations on what could be done by the doctor, including the dipstick portion of the exam which had already been within the scope of chiropractic,” said Ken Winer, DC, chairperson of government affairs for CCA. “This constraint required the hardworking DOT drivers to leave the chiropractor’s office and go to a medical provider or outside laboratory to complete the exam, which placed an unnecessary time and financial burden for the DOT drivers.”

The federal government expects a shortage of providers available to perform the DOT examinations as now all providers who perform the examination are required to be listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. DCs are authorized to perform the DOT examinations and many are quickly becoming listed on the registry and are now able to provide the entire examination in one visit and in one location.

AB 2143 was passed and signed into law with an urgency clause, it takes effect immediately.