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Evidence emerges of stricter approach – and confusion – around sleep apnea screening

By Todd Dills -
Posted Jun 26th 2020 2:49PM

A set of recommended sleep apnea screening protocols first recommended in 2016 appears to have been adopted by some medical examiners who perform Department of Transportation physicals. There’s evidence the screening criteria may have been plucked from a draft update to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s official Medical Examiner handbook. The draft was posted online in April as part of the public record from an FMCSA Medical Review Board meeting that in part discussed potential updates to the handbook.