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PostSubject: Question about driving jobs and methadone   Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:47 am

All Good Day! Friends please help me! I need information which vehicles can drive patients to methadone therapy, specifically, I know that America methadone therapy, patients can work and drive a subway train?? Is this true?? If there is a link to a specific law on the Rights of the methadone patients driving motor vehicles, I would be very grateful!
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driving jobs and methadone   Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:09 pm


Den,
When you go looking for answers to questions like yours above, there are many answers out there. I am going to do my best to give you the information that I've found with the appropriate links to that information.

Here are some questions and answers that I found on the Department of Transportation website:
Question:
Can a CMV (commercial motor vehicle) driver be disqualified for using a legally prescribed drug?

Answer:

Although the driver has a legal prescription, he/she may be disqualified if the mediation could adversely affect the driver's ability to drive a CMV safely.

Question:
Is there a list of prohibited drugs for being medically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV)?

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Section 391.41(b)(12) states: A person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person does not use a controlled substance identified in 21 CFR 1308.11, Schedule I, an amphetamine, a narcotic, or any other habit-forming drug. Exception: A driver may use such a substance or drug, if the substance or drug is prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner who is familiar with the driver’s medical history and assigned duties; and has advised the driver that the prescribed substance or drug will not adversely affect the driver’s ability to safely operate a CMV. This exception does not apply to methadone.
Medical Examiners are required to give careful consideration to the effects of medications on a driver’s ability to operate a CMV safely before rendering the driver qualified

Question:

Can a driver be certified if he is taking Methadone?

Answer:

No
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/topics/medical/faqs.aspx

I have sent an email to the DOT to insure the information listed on the site is current and up to date and I will let you know when I hear something back from them.
Have a good day,
Dee


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PostSubject: Re: Question about driving jobs and methadone   Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:19 pm

I am very grateful for your assistance in this matter! You can always count on mutual assistance if you need something you can always count on me ! Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driving jobs and methadone   Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:39 pm

Thank you Den,
You are most welcome, it is always a pleasure to help in anyway that I can. I appreciate your offer of help, I've always found it so much better to be able to come together and work as a team rather than try and go it alone.
Have a great day
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