An applicant for an initial school bus driver's endorsement or for renewal of a school bus driver's endorsement is exempt from parts 7414.1100, 7414.1200, 7414.1300, and 7414.1400, upon providing evidence of being medically examined and certified within the preceding 24 months as physically qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle, pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 391, or Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, incorporating those federal regulations. As evidence of being medically examined and certified, the applicant is required to submit, to the commissioner, the original or photographic copy of the commercial motor carrier physical examination form or the medical examiner's certificate under those federal regulations.
Each school bus driver is required to take and pass a physical examination every two years in order to retain the school bus driver's endorsement. The two-year reexamination period will start from the examination date of the most recent physical examination form or medical examiner's certificate submitted by a school bus driver under subpart 1. A school bus driver must submit the original or photographic copy of the completed physical examination form or medical examiner's certificate and the processing fee to the commissioner. The processing fee established in Minnesota Statutes, section 171.06, subdivision 2, paragraph (c), must be submitted at the time of application or renewal. Failure to pass the physical examination and submit the physical examination form or medical examiner's certificate will result in cancellation of the school bus driver's endorsement from the commercial driver's license and the CDL holder will be subject to part 7421.0800.
January 19, 2012
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