The Medical Review Board identifies drivers with physical or mental impairments which hamper their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The Medical Review Board consists of ophthalmologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and rehabilitation specialists. Board members provide medical advice to the Division of Driver Licensing on license applicants and licensees that are reported to the Board. The authority for the Medical Review is found in Kentucky Revised Statues 186.444, 601 KAR 13:100, and 601 KAR 13:090.
License Issuance with Seizure Conditions for Non Commercial License
A license applicant or licensee must be seizure free 90 days in order to obtain or maintain driving privileges. KRS 186.411. The required medical form may be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link at the bottom left of this page.
Kentucky Vision Requirements for Non Commercial License
Visual requirements for driving in Kentucky require an individual to have visual acuity of at least 20/60 or better in at least one eye. The visual horizontal field of vision must be at least 35 degrees to the left and right and vertical field of vision of at least 25 degrees above and below fixation.
Drivers may be reported to the Medical Review Board for one of the following reasons:
- If the driver has indicated that he has "blacked out", lost consciousness or suffered a seizure prior to a reportable motor vehicle accident;
- If the driver has been reported by a physician as being incapable of driving safely due to a physical or mental condition, or due to medication prescribed for an extended period of time;
- If the driver has been reported by a law enforcement officer after being observed driving or behaving in an erratic or dangerous manner which indicates the possibility of a physical or mental impairment;
- If the driver's official record kept by the Transportation Cabinet indicates a possibility of a physical or mental impairment;
- If the driver has reported that he suffered an epileptic seizure or any type of syncopal episode;
- If the driver has been reported by a commonwealth attorney, county attorney, county clerk, circuit clerk, sheriff or judge as being incapable of driving due to a physical or mental impairment.
- If the driver has been named in an affidavit by at least two citizens as being incapable of properly operating a motor vehicle due to a physical or mental impairment;
How to report a driver
To report a driver to the Medical Review Board an individual must complete an affidavit that can be obtained at a Circuit Court Clerk's office or by calling the Medical Review Board at 502-564-1257. The required affidavit form may be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link at the bottom left of this page.
Once the individual has been set up under the Medical Review Board program a medical form will be mailed for completion by the treating physician. Once this information is reviewed, the individual will be notified of the Board's decision regarding their driving privilege.
For further information regarding the Medical Review Board Program, please contact 502-564-1257 or e-mail at DDLWebServices.
Form TC 94-61 Medical Review Board Affidavit