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FMCSA Medical Review Board to Offer Recommendations for Sleep Apnea Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s top medical advisers on Aug. 22 began a two-day review of obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment issues to offer their final recommendations for apnea regulatory requirements. The agency’s Medical Review Board, made up of several physicians and certified medical examiners, began discussions on a “matrix“ of the 77 written comments from physicians and trucking and railroad industry stakeholders regarding the cost, diagnosis, screening and treatment of moderate to severe sleep apnea. Neither agency is certain whether an apnea rule will be ultimately adopted, but each is exploring the possibility. read more at ttnews.com