The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration later this month will take the next step toward a rulemaking governing the screening and treatment of truck drivers with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.

The agency announced in a Federal Register notice its Medical Review Board (MRB) will hold public meetings Aug. 22-23 to make recommendations to FMCSA based on comments received during the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on sleep apnea published earlier this year.

Additionally, FMCSA says the MRB will review its 2012 report on obstructive sleep apnea to see if the report needs to be updated based on any changes to medical practices since its publication, or based on any comments received at the listening sessions or in the Federal Register docket.

The public meetings will be held Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 22-23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern at the FMCSA National Training Center in Arlington, Va.  Click here to read more from the CCJ Article.