July 7, 2019
FMCSA Suspends Pennsylvania Doctor for Falsifying DOT Medical Examination
On July 7, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration suspended Dr. Michael A. McCormick from participation in Federal procurement and nonprocurement programs, and proposed his debarment. A former DOT-certified medical examiner, McCormick previously pleaded guilty to making a false statement. On June 5, 2019, he was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to 3 years’ probation, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.
The investigation revealed that in April 2017 McCormick told staff at his business, Express Med Urgent Care, to conduct a DOT physical examination on a patient seeking to operate commercial motor vehicles. 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.
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