§ 442.04   PHYSICAL QUALIFICATION TO OPERATE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES.
   (a)   No person who holds a valid commercial driver’s license shall drive a commercial motor vehicle unless the person is physically qualified to do so. 
      (1)   Prior to January 30, 2012, each person who drives or expects to drive a commercial motor vehicle in interstate or foreign commerce or is otherwise subject to 49 C.F.R. 391 et seq., as amended, shall certify to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles at the time of application for a commercial driver’s license that the person is in compliance with these standards.  Any person who is not subject to 49 C.F.R. 391 et seq., as amended, shall also certify at the time of application that the person is not subject to these standards.
      (2)   Beginning on January 30, 2012, any person applying for a commercial driver’s license, renewing of a commercial driver’s license, or transferring a commercial driver’s license from out of state shall self-certify to the Registrar for purposes of 49 C.F.R. § 383.71 one of the following in regard to the applicant’s operation of a commercial motor vehicle, as applicable:
         A.   1.   If the applicant operates or expects to operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate or foreign commerce and is subject to and meets the requirements under 49 C.F.R. part 391, the applicant shall self-certify that the applicant is non-excepted interstate and shall provide the Registrar with the original or a copy of a medical examiner’s certificate and each subsequently issued medical examiner’s certificate prepared by a qualified medical examiner to maintain a medically certified status on the applicant’s commercial driver licensing system driver record;
            2.   If the applicant operates or expects to operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce, but engages in transportation or operations excepted under 49 C.F.R. §§ 390.3(f), 391.2, 391.68, or 398.3 from all or parts of the qualification requirements of 49 C.F.R. part 391, the applicant shall self-certify that the applicant is excepted interstate and is not required to obtain a medical examiner’s certificate;
         B.   1.   If the applicant operates only in intrastate commerce and is subject to state driver qualification requirements, the applicant shall self-certify that the applicant is non-excepted intrastate;
            2.   If the applicant operates only in intrastate commerce and is excepted from all or parts of the state driver qualification requirements, the applicant shall self-certify that the applicant is excepted intrastate.
      (3)   Notwithstanding the expiration date on a person’s commercial driver’s license, every commercial driver’s license holder shall provide the Registrar with the certification required by this section, on or after January 30, 2012, but prior to January 30, 2014.
   (b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(ORC 4506.10(A), (E))