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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit new medical information to prove I'm healthy enough to drive? 

Yes, you may submit medical documentation from your medical professional at any time by faxing it to (919) 733-9569 or mailing it to:

Medical Review Program
3112 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27697-3112

How long does it take for the Medical Review Unit to review a driver's medical report? 

If the driver has submitted all requested medical documents in a timely manner, the driver's documentation will be reviewed within 45 days of receipt. School bus drivers will be reviewed within 30 days of receipt of the medical report.

How often must someone be medically evaluated? 

This depends on the medical condition and whether the condition is progressive. Frequency of evaluations can be as often as once every three months or as infrequent as once every three years

What if I do not comply with the Medical Review Unit's decision? 

If you do not comply with the Medical Review Unit's decision in a timely manner, your driver license will be canceled until you comply.

How can I obtain a copy of my medical record? 

Complete and mail a notarized Authority to Release Confidential Medical Report and Release of Claim form, along with a $10 check or money order payable to N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, to:

Medical Review Program
3112 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27697-3112

Can I appeal the decision of the Medical Review Unit? 

Yes, you may submit a written request for a Medical Review Board Hearing if it is filed with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles within 10 calendar days of receiving the decision from the Medical Review Unit. (Find out more about appealing decisions.)

If I have a commercial driver license and a medical condition, such as insulin-dependent diabetes or a missing limb, can I still drive a commercial motor vehicle? 

You may request a medical waiver for your condition if you have a vision disorder, limb impairment or insulin-dependent diabetes. The Medical Review Program currently offers one waiver per driver. Call (919) 861-3809 to learn more about the waiver program.

How can former school bus drivers be removed from the Medical Review Program? 

Inform School Bus and Traffic Safety, at (919) 861-3109, that you no longer want to drive a school bus. The Medical Review Unit will review your file and decide within 30 days whether you still need to be medically evaluated on a periodic basis.

If I have a window tint waiver, can I operate a school bus?

No. School buses cannot be modified to accommodate a window tint.

7/10/2018 10:19 AM

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