DMV Medical Review

Safe driving requires knowledge, skills and keen physical and mental abilities. DMV reviews cases of individuals who may have health or medical conditions that impair or hinder their safe driving. The review process ensures the safety of the individuals and all drivers sharing the road.

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When you apply for or renew a driver’s license, you are required to provide information about any physical or mental condition that may impair your ability to drive safely. The Virginia driver’s license application asks questions about:

  • Vision impairments
  • Physical and/ or mental conditions that require medication
  • Seizures, blackouts or loss of consciousness
  • Conditions that require the use of special equipment

In addition to self-reporting, DMV relies on information provided by licensed medical professionals, law enforcement, judges, relatives, concerned citizens and other reliable sources to help identify drivers who may be unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.

In addition to self-reporting, the DMV relies on information provided by licensed medical professionals, law enforcement, judges, relatives, concerned citizens and other reliable sources to help identify drivers who may be unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.

You can use any of the following methods to submit a report.

U.S. mail:
DMV Medical Review Services
P.O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269-0001

Fax:
804.367.1604

DMV recommends using the Medical Review Request form (MED 3), available below.

All reports must include:

  • Information, such as name, address and date of birth, to help DMV identify the impaired driver
  • Specific concerns or reasons for the report, citing examples if possible
  • Specific information about the driver’s physical and/ or mental condition
  • The name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the report and relationship to the driver

Virginia law prohibits DMV from releasing information on the source or reason for the report submitted by a relative or medical professional treating the driver. Information on the source of other reports may be released, if requested.

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