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Medical Exam Process – Fire Season 2018

Baselines - All employees (incumbents and applicants) participating in arduous duty wildland fire activities who have not completed a comprehensive baseline exam, must complete this exam through CHSi prior to taking the Work Capacity Test (WCT) for 2018 fire season.

Periodics - All arduous personnel who completed a baseline exam and Self-Certification 1 and Self-Certification 2 through Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (CHSi) must complete a Periodic exam and receive a Qualified determination or Qualified with Risk Mitigation/Waiver (RM/W) decision from their agency to renew medical qualification. These exams will need to be ordered manually through CAS. CHS will not send out 60, 30 and 15 day reminder notifications for these exams. The 'anniversary' date will always be the date of the baseline exam.

Self Certification - All arduous personnel who completed a baseline exam through Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (CHSi) and received a Qualified determination; or a Qualified with Risk Mitigation/Waiver from their agency must complete the DOI MSP Self-Certification Process (either a Self-Certification 1 or Self-Certification 2 to renew medical qualification.
The Self-Certification process will be available through the CHSi Examinee Access System (EAS). By default the Firefighter due for self-certification and the Client Access System (CAS) user originally listed will be notified at 60, 30 and 15 days prior to the date of their last exam. CAS and EAS users will be prompted to update contact information as appropriate. Results of completed self-certifications will be printable through EAS and should be used as verification at the WCT. Self-certification results will also be viewable by Management in CAS.

Applicants receiving a determination of Not Qualified have an opportunity to participate in the Risk Mitigation/Waiver Process. Previous waivers or waivers with restrictions remain valid unless there is a change in medical condition.
The Servicing Human Resource Office will initiate the RM/W process unless the applicant is an Administratively Determined or Emergency Firefighter (AD/EFF). The RM/W process for AD/EFFs is initiated and facilitated by the Fire Management Official (FMO).
A program flow-chart is attached for your reference. For detailed information on the DOI MSP and Risk Mitigation/Waiver Process, please refer to the Tool Boxes on this page..


Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (CHSi) – Contracted medical exam provider
CHSi Phone Number: 1-888-636-8619
CHSi Customer Service Email: wlff@chsmedical.com
CAS Link: https://cp.chsmedical.com/
EAS Link: https://eas.chsmedical.com/


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