The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) medical card waiver has expired. Drivers should have updated their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) medical card before April 15, 2022. See details below.
On March 13, 2020, a national emergency was declared under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b) related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
While States have now reopened their state driver’s license agencies (SDLA’s) and resumed normal operations, some commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers were unable to renew their driver’s license or provide a medical certificate to their SDLA continue to operate with expired licenses and/or medical certificates.
Given the national public health emergency and the supply chain disruptions exacerbated by the COVID-19 emergency, there is a continued public need for immediate transportation of essential supplies, equipment, and persons, which requires an adequate and sustained supply of CMV drivers including Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) holders, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders, and non-CDL commercial drivers. For this reason, FMCSA issued an extension of this Notice of Enforcement Policy through April 15, 2022, to provide CLP holders, CDL holders, and non-CDL drivers 45 days to renew their driver’s license or provide a medical certificate to their SDLA.
This Notice of Enforcement Policy applied to all CLP holders, CDL holders, and non-CDL drivers whose licenses were issued for less than the maximum period established by 49 CFR 383.25 and 383.73 and was valid on February 29, 2020, and expired on or after March 1, 2020, and whose medical certification or medical variance expired on or after December 1, 2021.
Please be reminded that after April 15, 2022, the state of Mississippi started suspending CDL driver's licenses for any drivers whose medical cards have expired.
Online submission may be done at www.ms.gov/dps/cdl_medcard, or visit the nearest Commercial Driver License location near you.
Security Compliance handles all online Medical Cards submitted for the purpose of obtaining and possessing a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). This document is required by FMCSA regulation to operate a commercial vehicle. This department also ensures that Medical Cards are captured electronically and attached to the submitting parties’ driver record within 5 days.
The Security Compliance Support Staff is available to answer any questions concerning a DECLINE or APPROVAL STATUS of an online submitted Medical Card. Please call us at 601-487-7063, 601-487-7068 or 601-487-7073.