Obviously, no one here is versed in the Basic Med program …
It all-but-ELIMINATES the required medical.
As a CFI, you can instruct under Basic Med.
It removes the AME Doctor from the equation.
It removes the FAA from the equation.
The paperwork never goes to OK City. It only goes in your wallet.
The above is a slight misrepresentation of BasicMed...
Basic Med allows an airman who can meet alternate requirements to fly without holding a medical certificate under 14 CFR part 67. It should not be interrupted as eliminating a physical examination process. The FAA has set the criteria for the alternative Comprehensive medical examination, Medical education course requirements and limitations for Basic Med under §61.23[c], §61.113[i], §68.3, and §68.7.
As a CFI, you can instruct under Basic Med. Correct, moreover, you can instruct without any medical under §61.23[b] if not acting as PIC.
Basic Med doesn’t always remove an AME Doctor from the equation. Under certain medical conditions, a person wishing to operate under Basic Med must complete the process for obtaining an authorization for special issuance of a medical certificate, §68.9.
Basic Med doesn’t remove the FAA from the equation and certain paperwork is still transmitted to the FAA. Also the FAA’s authority to require additional information, §68.3[b], §68.11,and §61.113[i].
However, your Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (CMEC) is not transmitted to the FAA. Nevertheless, the airman is required under §61.113(i)(3)(i) to retain, in his or her logbook, the CMEC required under §68.7. These documents may be stored in a physical paper logbook, or electronically in any format, as long as the airman can produce an accurate and legible representation of these documents at the request of the FAA.
§68.3[b] Upon successful completion of the medical education course, the following items must be electronically provided to the individual seeking to act as pilot in command under the conditions and limitations of §61.113(i) of this chapter and transmitted to the FAA—
(1) Certification of completion of the medical education course, which shall be retained in the individual's logbook and made available upon request, and shall contain the individual's name, address, and airman certificate number;
(2) A release authorizing single access to the National Driver Register through a designated State Department of Motor Vehicles to furnish to the FAA information pertaining to the individual's driving record;
(3) A certification by the individual that the individual is under the care and treatment of a physician if the individual has been diagnosed with any medical condition that may impact the ability of the individual to fly, as required under §61.23( c )(3) of this chapter;
(4) A form that includes—
(i) The name, address, telephone number, and airman certificate number of the individual;
(ii) The name, address, telephone number, and State medical license number of the physician performing the comprehensive medical examination;
(iii) The date of the comprehensive medical examination; and
(iv) A certification by the individual that the checklist described in §68.7 was followed and signed by the physician during the medical examination required by this section; and
(5) A statement, which shall be signed by the individual certifying that the individual understands the existing prohibition on operations during medical deficiency by stating: “I understand that I cannot act as pilot in command, or any other capacity as a required flight crew member, if I know or have reason to know of any medical condition that would make me unable to operate the aircraft in a safe manner.”.
In order for an individual to operate under Basic Med, he or she must receive a comprehensive medical examination from a State-licensed physician of their choice. The physician does not need to be an FAA-designated AME.
§68.5[b] requires the physician to conduct the comprehensive medical examination in accordance with the FAA checklist, check each item specified during the examination, and address, as medically appropriate, every medical condition listed and any medications the individual is taking.
Therefore, your State-licensed physician of choice exercise their medical discretion to address, as medically appropriate, any medical conditions identified, and to exercise their medical discretion in determining whether any medical tests are warranted as part of the comprehensive medical examination.
For pilots with certain medical issues, their physician would be in a better position to render favorable decisions with respect to the pilot’s medical history.
Link: FAA 8700-2 Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (CMEC)
BasicMed Pilot & Physicians Guide pdf
Edited by iChris, 19 May 2019 - 19:37.