SECTION .0300 ‑ MEDICAL EVALUATION

 

19A NCAC 03B .0301      ACUTE OR CHRONIC ILLNESSES

(a)  Certain illnesses such as uncontrolled epilepsy, diabetes, severe vision problems, certain forms of mental illness, alcoholism and others, may make driving unadvisable either temporarily or permanently.  Drivers suffering from such an illness may be referred to the Division for evaluation by any one of the following:

(1)           driver license examiner,

(2)           driver license hearing officer,

(3)           driver education specialist,

(4)           law enforcement officers,

(5)           court officials,

(6)           physicians,

(7)           citizens.

(b)  Reports of chronic illness will be evaluated by a Division of Health Services physician and may be reviewed by a panel of practicing physicians.  The panel of physicians may recommend approval of the subject's driving privilege, approval with restrictions or disapproval.  A driver receiving an unfavorable decision may appeal the decisions to the Medical Review Board.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑9; 20‑17.1;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1991; June 5, 1981.