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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameMedical Review Board Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number27744
Original Establishment Date8/10/2005Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/mrb
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*5
Current Charter Date11/25/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Associate Administrator for Policy
Date Of Renewal Charter11/25/2019Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Larry
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameW.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Minor
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-59Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 366-2551
Effective Date Of Authority*8/10/2005Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-366-8842
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*larry.minor@dot.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Medical Review Board is composed of five members each appointed by the Secretary on the recommendation of the FMCSA Administrator. The members are special government employees. Each member is appointed for a 2-year term, with eligibility for reappointment.
How is membership balanced?*The FMCSA selects the five members from licensed physicians through out the United States, according to the statutory requirements.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The MRB meets approximately 3 times per year. Meetings are open to the public. Approximately every year, the MRB holds a joint meetings with the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) on a topic of mutual interest. The DFO may call special meetings as necessary.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2005, Section 4116, requires FMCSA, with the advice of the Medical Review Board to provide recommendations on medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial motor vehicles and medical research.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation Remarksn/a
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe MRB members assist the Agency greatly in ensuring that our medical qualification standards represent the latest in medical practice standards. The expert advice they give FMCSA helps us ensure the highest level of safety for CMV drivers on our nation's roadways.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Less Than $100,000Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe committee members are licensed physicians who are national experts in their fields and would normally consult at very high rates.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*104Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentMRB has provided recommendations to FMCSA since November 2006 on a variety of topics concerning FMCSA's medical standards and medical certification of commercial motor vehicle drivers. MRB considered one task in 2018 and presented preliminary recommendations on it that will require additional data to complete in 2019.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*30.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentBased on the MRB's recommendations, FMCSA has performed regulatory activities related to several recommendations.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThese are used to develop regulations and make improvements to the medical program.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Commentn/a
Agency Feedback CommentThe Agency makes the final decision on whether to implement MRB recommendations.Narrative Description*Committee was established by statute on 8/10/05. The FMCSA Medical Review Board provides information, advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation and the Administrator of FMCSA on matters relating to all aspects of development and implementation of science-based physical qualification standards applicable to interstate CMV drivers.
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COSTS

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Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001598Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002804Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003819Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004718Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005719Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006933Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008035Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009013Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2010
 COM-010137Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011142Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011747Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2007
 COM-012773Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013825Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2005
 COM-032954Medical Review Board Advisory Committee2018