Reply To: When to take away a drivers license-gctid186

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sleepy
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State policies may vary but details should be available thru your states HHS dept.

My understanding is that any physician concerned about a pt’s ability to safely drive, for any reason, is supposed to contact the local DMV. The process is similar to revoking a seizure or diabetic pt’s license – and it can be temporary until control is shown.

There is an increasing awareness of sleepy drivers and some have faced criminal charges for accidents they caused – I have not heard of any physicians being held liable but it certainly is something to be aware of.