Driver Medical Exams Now More Accessible For Seniors

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Nurse practitioners are now officially allowed to complete driver medical examination forms making these exams more accessible for drivers age 75 or older, commercial drivers, and medically-at-risk drivers.

Before this regulation amendment, only physicians could complete such forms in Alberta.

Driver’s medical examinations are required for:
  • Class 3, 5, 6 and 7 licences at age 75, age 80 and every 2 years after age 80;
  • Class 1, 2 and 4 commercial drivers licences every 5 years until age 45, every 2 years after age 45 until age 65 and annually after age 65;
  • Medically-at-risk drivers.

The government will work with other health-care professional regulatory colleges to determine if other health-care providers are also qualified to conduct driver medical examinations.

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