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Appealing Medical Review Decisions

​Drivers who disagree with decisions by the Medical Review Unit are entitled to a hearing before the Medical Review Hearing Board, if they request the hearing in writing within 10 calendar days of receiving the decision.

Hearings before the Medical Review Board are not subject to hearing fees.

Requests can be faxed to (919) 733-9569 or mailed to:

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

If a driver requests a hearing, their case will be reconsidered by the Medical Review Program's medical advisers in preparation for the hearing. The reconsideration process determines if the initial decision on the driver license was accurate and warranted. A driver will be notified by mail if the status of their case changes.

Medical Hearings

A hearing officer with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles as well as two physicians appointed to the Medical Review Hearing Board conduct all medical hearings at the NCDMV driver license office at 3231 Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh.

Hearings are recorded and last approximately 30 minutes, during which time, the hearing officer and physicians will ask questions about the petitioner's medical, driving and personal histories.

Drivers who disagree with the Medical Review Hearing Board's decisions can appeal to Wake County Superior Court.

Requesting Medical Records

Drivers may request a copy of their medical records on file at the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles by mailing a completed and notarized release form and $10 check or money order to:

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

An attorney requesting the records on a driver's behalf must submit the signed and notarized form, along with a Letter of Representation.

Please allow up to seven business days for processing.

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6/30/2024 6:22 PM

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