A. A school vehicle driver shall pass a physical examination before employment and once during each 12 months of employment.
B. The physical examination under §A of this regulation shall be conducted by a medical examiner as defined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, 49 CFR §390.5, which is incorporated by reference.
C. A licensed optometrist may perform as much of the medical examination as pertains to visual acuity, field of vision, and ability to recognize colors as specified in 49 CFR §391.41(b)(10), which is incorporated by reference.
D. The medical examination shall be conducted in accordance with 49 CFR §391.43, which is incorporated by reference.
E. Except as provided in Regulation .01-1A of this chapter, a school vehicle driver shall meet the same physical qualifications required for drivers under 49 CFR §391.41(b), which is incorporated by reference, except that the physical disqualification waiver provisions of 49 CFR §391.49 do not apply.
F. The medical examiner shall:
(1) Record the results of the medical examination on forms approved by the Administration;
(2) Forward the results of the medical examination to the driver's employer or owner of the school vehicle; and
(3) Complete a medical examiner's certificate for individuals qualified to drive a school vehicle.
G. A copy of the medical examination report and certificate shall be retained by the employer or owner of a school vehicle. If the owner of the school vehicle is under contract to provide services by the local board of education, a copy of the report and certificate shall be retained by the local board of education. These copies shall be available for inspection.