7414.1450 Diabetes Waiver; Additional Information


Published: 2015

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7414.1450 DIABETES WAIVER; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

The application of an applicant seeking a waiver because of the failure to meet the requirement in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 391.41, paragraph (b)(3), relating to diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control must also contain:

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A.

a letter signed and dated from a physician licensed under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 147, attesting that:

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(1)

the physician is familiar with the applicant's medical history;


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(2)

the applicant does not suffer from hypoglycemia unawareness;


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(3)

within the last three years the applicant has not had a hypoglycemic reaction that resulted in a change in mental or physical status that precludes the applicant from safely performing normal school bus operations;


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(4)

the applicant's diabetic condition will not adversely impact the applicant's ability to perform normal school bus operations safely;


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(5)

the applicant has been educated on diabetes and its management, thoroughly informed on and understands the procedures to follow to monitor and manage the diabetes, and what procedures to follow if complications arise; and


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(6)

the applicant has the ability and has demonstrated a willingness to properly monitor and manage the diabetes; and



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B.

a signed statement from an examining ophthalmologist indicating that the applicant:

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(1)

has been examined within the preceding six weeks;


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(2)

does not have unstable proliferative diabetic retinopathy; and


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(3)

has stable distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 Snellen in each eye separately, with or without corrective lenses.