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What are the more specific physical requirements that a school bus driver must meet?


The following are more specific qualifications:

Except for insulin-dependent-diabetics, an applicant for a school bus driver's authorization must undergo a biennial physical examination by a certified medical examiner who is listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.  The applicant must submit annually to the applicant's employer the signed medical examiner's certificate (pursuant to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations 49 CFR Sections 391.41 to 391.49), indicating, among other requirements, sufficient physical capacity to operate the bus effectively and to render assistance to the passengers in case of illness or injury and freedom from any communicable disease.  281 Iowa Administrative Code 43.15.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 25, 2018 at 4:58pm.