North Carolina school bus drivers need medical cards

School bus drivers in North Carolina are now required to carry a medical card in addition to their license at all times.

Bus drivers have to pass, and pay for, a medical examination to receive their medical card at least once every two years.

Previous North Carolina law didn’t allow employers to know a driver’s medical conditions because of health information privacy concerns, outlined in HIPAA legislation.

Now, drivers must have a medical exam performed by an approved doctor to determine if they’re fit to drive.

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