Medical review of police accident reports
What happens if a police officer reports my medical condition caused an accident?
DMV’s Medical Review Unit will be notified if a police accident report indicates a motor vehicle accident may have been caused by any of these conditions
- loss of consciousness
- falling asleep
- fatigue or drowsiness
- prescription medication
- physical or mental disability
If DMV receives a police accident report indicating one of these conditions other than loss of consciousness caused an accident, you may be asked to provide medical documentation. If you do not provide the documentation, your driver license can be suspended until you comply. You may also need to go to an evaluation interview or take an eye, written, or road test. If you do not pass these tests, your driver license can be suspended or revoked.
If the police accident report indicates that your accident was caused by loss of consciousness, your driver license will be suspended until you provide medical documentation and it is reviewed. Once you provide the documentation, you may also need to go to an evaluation interview or take an eye, written, or road test in order to have the suspension lifted.