Intrastate Medical Waivers
601 KAR 11:040 sets forth the procedure and standards for obtaining an Intrastate Medical Waiver. If a commercial driver does not meet the federal medical guidelines outlined in 49 CFR 391., sub-part E, he may apply for this Intrastate Medical Waiver.
To apply for this waiver the driver may contact either his local Circuit Court Clerk's office or the Division of Driver Licensing in Frankfort. At that time the driver will be sent a medical waiver packet. Contained in this packet will be a form, "Request for Medical Waiver." Also in the packet are the following supplemental medical report forms: Cardiovascular Conditions, Neurological Conditions, Musculoskeletal Conditions, Metabolic Conditions, Alcohol or Drug Dependence, Mental and Emotional Conditions, and Vision Conditions. A licensed physician shall determine which of these forms are applicable to the medical condition of the applicant and complete these forms. If the vision form is applicable, an optometrist or ophthalmologist must complete the form. Along with the request for waiver and pertinent medical report forms, the Division of Driver Licensing must receive a long form copy of the driver's last DOT physical examination.
The Division of Driver Licensing will base its decision on granting the requested waiver from the information obtained from the medical report forms, the D.O.T. physical, and the driving history of the applicant. If the Intrastate Medical Waiver request is granted, the applicant will receive a letter of approval along with a medical examiners certificate stamped "Intrastate Medical Waiver Granted, Transportation Cabinet." This certificate will indicate Intrastate Travel Only and will be the only medical card in the driver's possession. The CDL license will indicate the "I" restriction (intrastate only).
After being granted a medical waiver, the driver must submit periodic medical updates. The proper forms will be computer generated and automatically mailed to the driver. If the Division of Driver Licensing does not receive the updated information within 45 days, the Intrastate Medical Waiver, along with the driver's commercial driving privileges, will be cancelled and remain cancelled until the information is received.
Farm-related services restricted CDL
This restricted CDL may be issued to employees of farm retail outlets and suppliers, agrochemical business, custom harvesters, and livestock feeders. The license is valid for 60, 120, or 180 days in any 12-month period. The license is only valid within 150 miles of the land being serviced. It does not apply to any class A vehicles transporting any fertilizer within any organic substance, fuel, gasoline, pesticides, and propane. See your Circuit Court Clerk for more details.