Medical Reporting/Medical Review Process
Reporting a Medically Unsafe Driver for Medical Review
Do you have a family member or friend whose medical condition may make them an unsafe driver? As a concerned citizen, you may see behaviors and symptoms of medical conditions that may indicate someone is unsafe to drive.
Florida law authorizes any physician, person or agency to report to Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) an applicant or licensed driver who may not safely operate a motor vehicle due to a medical condition. These referrals must be based on medical conditions or symptoms that could affect safe driving and not the age of the driver. This information is confidential and no legal action can be taken against the person submitting the report. Click here (English or Spanish) to report a medically unsafe driver.
The Medical Advisory Board
The Medical Advisory Board is a panel of physicians that advises the FLHSMV with medical criteria and vision standards relating to the licensing of drivers. Board members also provide FLHSMV with recommendations after reviewing physician evaluations received as part of the medical review process.
The Medical Review Process
When the FLHSMV receives notification from a court, doctor, law enforcement, another state agency, or a concerned relative or citizen, a decision is made whether to initiate a review of the driver. If a review is necessary, the driver is notified in writing that they are under medical review and they are required to provide medical information from their physician within 45 days.
Florida law requires that FLHSMV’s decision be rendered within 90 days of receipt of all requested medical information from the applicant or licensed driver. Once a decision is made, the applicant or licensed driver is notified in writing.
If driving privileges are denied or revoked, the driver may, at any time, provide additional or updated medical information or a Certified Driver Evaluation by a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist for reconsideration by the board.