Although anyone may request that a driver be medically evaluated, the requests to the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle's Medical Review Program typically come from:
- Physicians who notify NCDMV about patients who they feel might be at risk to themselves or others
- Law enforcement officers who have observed drivers with poor driving habits related to health problems, such as poor vision, slow reaction time, reports of blackouts, falling asleep or seizures
- Wreck reports related to a medical condition that might have contributed to a motor vehicle accident
- Involuntary commitment orders and adjudication incompetency orders submitted by the court system
Anyone requesting that a driver be medically evaluated must complete and sign the Request for Medical Evaluation form. Anonymous requests are NOT accepted.
This recommendation must only be made in the interest of public safety. Advanced age alone CANNOT be the sole reason for a medical evaluation.