Certified medical examiner arrested for falsifying DOT physicals
November 21, 2019
A physician’s assistant was arrested earlier this month after being indicted in U.S. District Court for false entries and obstruction related to fraudulent medical examinations of interstate commercial drivers.
According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, Ronald E. Sherry was indicted Nov. 1 and was arrested on Nov. 5.
Sherry, who practiced in Florida, was a certified medical examiner authorized to conduct DOT physicals for commercial drivers.
The Office of Inspector General said Sherry is accused of making false entries on FMCSA medical exam forms and transmitting them to the agency. OIG said the incidents took place between March 2018 and March 2019.
“The forms indicated that he had conducted CDL medical examinations in accordance with federal regulations, when in fact he had not,” the OIG news release stated. “FMCSA requires drivers engaged in interstate commerce to be physically able to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle.”
The investigation is being conducted by OIG, the Department of Homeland Security and FMCSA.
Other coverage of certified medical examiner cases and issues covered by Land Line Media:
- Pennsylvania medical examiner suspended by FMCSA – Less than a month after being sentenced for his role in fraudulent medical exams, a former Pennsylvania examiner has been officially suspended by FMCSA.
Draft Medical Examiners Handbook draws clear line between regs and guidance – In advance of the Medical Review Board’s meetings on July 15-16, FMCSA has released a draft version of the 2019 Medical Examiners Handbook.
- More VA examiners will be able to conduct DOT physicals for military veterans – A final rule that aims to make it easier for military veterans to receive commercial driver’s licenses is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on June 11.
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- Alabama CDL trainer and Georgia examiner busted on fraud charges – A CDL training academy owner has been indicted for his role in falsifying DOT exams, while a CDL examiner pleaded guilty for his role in the scheme.