Technology Concerns Stall School Bus Medical Rule

Due to technology concerns, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration extended certain provisions of the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule, which establishes guidelines for reporting and processing medical information from school bus drivers and other CDL holders.

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Paper on Best-Practices for Special Needs

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides best practices for ensuring safe transportation of medically fragile students on school buses. 

UPDATE — JUNE 8 — Also, in other news, the AAP board announced on May 24, the departure of Dr. Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP as CEO/Executive VP, as her three-year contract has concluded. A national search is being launched to fill the position, the board noted.

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Two School Bus Drivers Save Lives

Two bus drivers made headlines with their quick thinking and action that saved numerous lives during a medical emergency in Mississippi and a school bus fire in Missouri.

Merck Manuals Focuses on Child Bullying

Pharmaceutical company Merck is featuring medical information on the bullying epidemic through mid-October with online tools that explain the health risks to children and help identify the behavior to take steps to stop it.

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Unhealthy Distractions

The saying goes that life on the road can be a solitary one. Well, not exactly. As with everything, the reality is hazier than a simple black and white assumption of the driving profession. 

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