Medical Review Guidelines and Medical Advisory Board Practices

In many States, physicians, family members or others may report concerns regarding an older driver’s competency to the licensing agency. In other cases, law enforcement officers or licensing agency staff members may have concerns about a driver’s abilities, so refer the driver for evaluation. Many States rely on a Medical Review process to examine medical histories of individuals flagged as potentially risky drivers to identify medical conditions that could undermine driving performance. Medical Reviewers can generally recommend the State revoke a driver’s license, impose driving restrictions, or continue full, unrestricted licensure. This project explores different “typical” Medical Review structures to identify strengths and weaknesses of different types of structures rather than to identify a “best” type. A second focus is outcomes of evaluations for drivers referred by different sources (e.g., law enforcement, physicians, and licensing agency staff). This information will be useful in developing or updating training programs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See "Medical Review Practices for Driver Licensing, Volume 1: A Case Study of Guidelines and Processes in Seven U.S. States" (DOT HS 812 331, Oct. 2016); "Volume 2: Case Studies of Medical Referrals and Licensing Outcomes in Six States" (DOT HS 812 380, Mar. 2017); "Volume 3: Guidelines and Processes in the United States" (DOT HS 812 402; Apr. 2017); and "Traffic Tech: Driver Medical Review Practices Across the United States" (DOT HS 812 403; Apr. 2017).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $468872
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTNH22-09-D-00135

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Sifrit, Kathy

  • Performing Organizations:

    TransAnalytics, LLC

    336 West Broad Street
    Quakertown, PA  United States  18951
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sifrit, Kathy

    Lococo, Kathy

  • Start Date: 20120928
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170400
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Older Driver

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01616418
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-09-D-00135
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 17 2016 4:05PM