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SECTION 510-AA
Downgrade of commercial driver's licenses
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 5, ARTICLE 20
§ 510-aa. Downgrade of commercial driver's licenses. A commercial
driver's license shall be downgraded to a non-commercial driver's
license by the commissioner within sixty days of the holder's medical
certification status becoming "not-certified" based upon the expiration
of the holder's medical certification or medical variance documentation
required by the federal motor carrier safety improvement act of 1999 and
Part 383.71(h) of title 49 of the code of federal regulations, or upon
the holder's failure to submit such medical certification or medical
variance documentation at such intervals as required by the federal
motor carrier safety improvement act of 1999 and Part 383.71(h) of title
49 of the code of federal regulations and in a manner prescribed by the
commissioner. A commercial driver's license shall also be downgraded to
a non-commercial driver's license by the commissioner within sixty days
of the holder's medical certification status becoming "not-certified"
based upon receipt of information from the issuing medical examiner or
the federal motor carrier safety administration that a medical
certification or medical variance was issued in error or rescinded. Such
downgrade shall be terminated, and the commercial driver's license
restored, upon: (1) the holder's submission of the required valid
medical examiner's certificate or medical variance documentation; or (2)
the holder's self-certification specifying the type of commercial motor
vehicle operation he or she engages, or expects to engage in, and that
the holder is therefore not subject to the physical qualification
requirements of the federal motor carrier safety improvement act of 1999
and Part 383.71(h) of title 49 of the code of federal regulations. The
commissioner shall, upon a holder's status becoming "not-certified",
notify the holder of such commercial driver's license by first class
mail to the address of such person on file with the department or at the
current address provided by the United States postal service of his or
her "not-certified" medical certification status and that his or her
commercial driver's license will be downgraded to a non-commercial
driver's license unless he or she submits a current medical certificate
and/or medical variance in accordance with Part 383.71(h) of title 49 of
the code of federal regulations or changes his or her self-certification
to driving only in excepted or intrastate commerce in accordance with
Part 383.71(b)(ii)(B), (C) or (D) of title 49 of the code of federal
regulations.