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Intrastate medical waivers.

(1) Department of licensing intrastate medical waiver. A passenger transportation company may employ a driver that is not physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle under Title 49 C.F.R. Part 391.41, if the driver:
(a) Only operates motor vehicles intrastate, wholly within the state of Washington; and
(b) Has obtained from the Washington state department of licensing an intrastate medical waiver to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
For the purposes of a department of licensing medical waiver, a commercial motor vehicle means a motor vehicle:
(i) With a gross vehicle weight rating over 26,000 lbs.;
(ii) Transporting sixteen or more passengers, including the driver; or
(iii) With a manufacturer's seating capacity of sixteen or more passengers, including the driver.
(2) Doctor's statement of intrastate medical waiver. A passenger transportation company may employ a driver that is not physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle under Title 49 C.F.R. Part 391.41, if the driver:
(a) Holds a valid Washington state driver's license;
(b) Has received a doctor's statement that:
(i) The driver's medical condition is not likely to interfere with the driver's ability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle; and
(ii) The doctor's opinion is that the driver's condition is likely to remain stable for the two years that the medical certificate is valid.
(c) Operates commercial motor vehicles intrastate wholly within the state of Washington. For the purposes of a doctor's statement of intrastate medical waiver, a commercial motor vehicle means a motor vehicle:
(i) With a gross vehicle weight rating under 26,001 lbs.,
(ii) Transporting fifteen or fewer passengers, including the driver, or
(iii) With a manufacturer's seating capacity of fifteen or fewer passengers, including the driver.
(3) Driver qualification files. A passenger transportation company that employs a driver under an intrastate medical waiver must maintain in the driver's qualification file a copy of the doctor's statement of intrastate medical waiver.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, 81.12.050, 81.68.030, and 81.70.270. WSR 06-13-006 (General Order No. R-533, Docket No. TC-020497), ยง 480-30-226, filed 6/8/06, effective 7/9/06.]