The risks of licensing persons with diabetes to drive trucks.

  title={The risks of licensing persons with diabetes to drive trucks.},
  author={Thomas J. Songer and Lester B. Lave and Ronald E. LaPorte},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={13 3},
The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act forbids employers to bar disabled persons from jobs unless employers can show the disabled person cannot perform the tasks. The Federal Highway Administration will not license persons with diabetes mellitus to drive commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. These individuals may experience severe hypoglycemia, greatly increasing their risk of losing control of the truck. This prohibition is currently being reexamined. We describe the disease… CONTINUE READING