DMV Policy for Drivers with Uncontrolled Diabetes
It is the policy of the Department of Motor Vehicles, based on guidance and recommendations from the Medical Advisory Board, that drivers who have had a blackout, seizure, loss of consciousness, or altered mentation due to an insulin reaction or hypoglycemia, must provide the following before they are allowed to resume operating a motor vehicle:
- A DMV Customer Medical Report (MED-2) with Parts B, F and the Customer Information sections completed. The form must be signed by their physician, certifying that the driver is medically and mentally capable of driving.
- A copy of the individual’s personal blood sugar logs kept over a period of 15-30 days. These logs must be a glucometer-verified record that has been certified by the individual’s physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
- The individual's blood sugars must remain at a level higher than 70 mg/dl higher and lower than 400 mg/dl.
Monitoring and Review of the Driver
Once the driver meets the above criteria and his/her driving privileges have been reinstated, he/she will be placed on a three-month periodic review, followed by six-month and one-year review cycles.
After monitoring the driver for a period of two years from the date of the incident, the driver may be released from periodic medical review provided that the driver has had no further incidents of blackouts, seizures, loss of consciousness, or altered mentation in or out of a motor-vehicle and the driver has demonstrated adequate blood sugar control.
DMV may impose additional requirements on the individual depending on information received by the agency. DMV also reserves the right to request that a driver provide additional information in order to assess their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle safely
DMV reserves the right to monitor commercial drivers who suffer a seizure, blackout, loss of consciousness, or altered mentation due to an insulin reaction, hypoglycemia, or hyperglycemia more stringently and to have these cases reviewed by the DMV Medical Advisory Board.
Once a commercial driver is certified medically safe based on customer medical information and recommendations and guidance from the Board, the commercial driver must apply to DMV's waiver program for commercial drivers.
DMV reserves the right to request that a driver provide additional information from a specialist in order to assess their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.