The market for conducting Department of Transportation physicals just got a bit more urgent care-friendly in New York. As of June 1, chiropractors are no longer allowed to give DOT physicals for commercial motor vehicle drivers—giving urgent care operators that offer such services a leg up on expanding their occupational medicine business. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration contends that DOT physicals are outside a chiropractor’s scope of practice. Chiropractors are already lobbying to have the decision reversed. Medical certification cards issued by chiropractors before June 1 will be valid through their expiration date.
New York Occ Med Providers May See More DOT Physicals