Medical or Visual Problems
Reporting an Unsafe Driver
Any physician, person or agency can report a driver who may be unsafe to operate a motor vehicle as a result of a medical condition. The report should be made in writing, giving the full name, date of birth, address and a description of the alleged physical or mental disability that could affect the driving ability of any person over 15 years of age. See more detailed information on the Medical Conditions & Driver Safety brochure.
Form 72190 may be used to report these concerns. These reports are kept strictly confidential and shall be used only to determine the qualifications of the individual to operate a motor vehicle on Florida’s highways. No civil or criminal action may be brought against any physician, person or agency for providing this information.
Medical Identification Bracelet Driving Requirement
The Division of Motorist Services can place an indicator on your driver license and record to show that you are required to wear a medical identification bracelet while operating a motor vehicle. Visit your local driver license service center to obtain this indicator.
Temporary Vision Issues and Driving Privilege
To reinstate your driving privilege, please submit a “Report of Eye Examination,” completed by your eye doctor, showing your vision acuity meets the Florida requirements for licensure. You may also print the “Report of Eye Examination” form 72010 here, or obtain a copy at your local driver license service center. This report can be mailed to:
DHSMV Bureau of Motorist Compliance, Vision Section
2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 90
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0507
You will then receive a letter from the Division of Motorist Services, which you will take to any driver license service center in your area to obtain a reinstated driver license.
If you fail to submit a vision report upon request by DHSMV, your driver license will be revoked. You must submit a report of eye exam to a Florida Driver License Office showing that minimum vision standards are met in order to be considered for a driver license. Minimum vision acuity in both eyes must be 20/70 or better with corrective lens. If record states “Inadequate/Field of Vision,” then a vision report, including a “Field of Vision Chart” must be mailed to the above mailing address.
The Medical Board will review the chart and advise the department. The department will advise you of the decision.
Submitting a Medical Report to DHSMV
If requested by DHSMV to submit a medical report, you must mail the required medical information to:
DHSMV Bureau of Motorist Compliance, Medical Section
2900 Apalachee Parkway – MS 86
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0507
The Medical Board will make a recommendation to the department and the department will advise you of the decision.
If you fail to submit a medical report requested by DHSMV, your driver license will be revoked.
Other Medical Conditions That Impact Driving Privilege
Because every medical condition is different, the best option is to contact our Medical Review Section at 850-617-3814. Each case will be evaluated and you will be advised of the necessary procedures.