All individuals who operate a school transportation vehicle (buses and vans) in Ohio must pass an annual medical examination. This medical exam is set forth in Ohio Administrative Code 3301-83-07, and must be documented on the Ohio Department of Education T-8 Form. The Ohio exam is different than a federal DOT exam. Please review the requirements of the Ohio exam as documented on the pages of the T-8 form. Please take a thorough history from the driver candidate as part of this examination.

(A) A person who meets the physical qualifications set forth in this rule as certified by a proper medical authority may be authorized to operate a school bus, as defined by division (F) of section 4511.01 of the Revised Code or a school van as defined in paragraph (C) of rule 3301-83-19 of the Administrative Code, for the purpose of transporting pupils.

(B) One or more of the following will be appointed annually by all school bus owners to conduct the examinations in compliance with this rule:

(1) A person licensed under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code or by another state to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery;

(2) Physician assistant;

(3) Certified nurse practitioner;

(4) Clinical nurse specialist; or

(5) Certified nurse-midwife.

C) Physical examination time schedule