Change of DOT Medical Exam Regulations for Truck Drivers

Hannah Sutrick

Due to a recent change in Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations about who can perform medical exams for commercial truck drivers, only a few local providers are credentialed to provide this service. Hannah Sutrick, nurse practitioner at Ministry Door County Medical Center, is one of them.

In the interest of protecting drivers and others on the road, the DOT is changing requirements on how commercial licenses are granted. Providers are now required to take a course and pass an exam before being able to perform DOT physicals, and are held accountable for the safety outcomes of their patients. “Our goal here at Ministry is to create a healthier community,” says Sutrick, “and keeping drivers and the public safe on our roads is an important piece of that.”

Ministry Occupational Health Clinic, 133 S. 16th Pl., is open 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. For an appointment, call 920. 746.0726.