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DMV's Medical Review Program

What is DMV’s Medical Review Program?

DMV’s Medical Review Program monitors drivers who have a condition that may cause loss of consciousness, loss of awareness or loss of body control.  This program is coordinated by DMV’s Medical Review Unit. 

The Medical Review Unit is also responsible for investigating reports of drivers and license applicants who have a medical condition (mental or physical) that may interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle.

 It is the Medical Review Unit’s responsibility to

  • contact drivers when documentation about one of these conditions is required
  • review all documentation received
  • suspend the driver’s license or privilege to drive if the medical documentation is not received timely or if it is not acceptable

Medical consultants, who are board certified physicians, help DMV make decisions about a driver’s license. 

Contact Information:

Medical Review Unit
NYS DMV
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 337
Albany, NY 12228

1-518-474-0774, Option #3 (Phone Hrs: M-F, 8:00 – Noon) FAX 1-518-402-2991