Pennsylvania Doctor Charged With False Statement in Connection With DOT Medical Examination
On October 12, 2018, U.S. District Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, filed an information charging Dr. Michael A. McCormick, a DOT-certified medical examiner, with making a false writing or document and aiding and abetting others in the making of a false writing or a document that contained a materially false statement.
The information alleges that in April 2017, McCormick caused staff at his business, Express Med Urgent Care, to conduct a DOT physical examination on a patient seeking to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMV). The staff members, who were not certified medical examiners, completed a DOT medical examination report and issued a DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate under McCormick’s name and his National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners number. McCormick knew the certificate and report were false because he did not perform the examination.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require drivers who engaged in interstate commerce to be physically able to safely operate a CMV. Only FMCSA-registered medical examiners can perform medical exams and issue DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificates.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with FMCSA’s assistance.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.