Requesting a Review to Reconsider a Driver Medical Fitness Decision

If a driver’s medical condition changes or improves, the driver may request a review of a driver medical fitness decision that denies, cancels or places restrictions on their driver’s licence. Driver Medical Fitness reviews are conducted by Adjudicators or Case Managers (Registered Nurses) and there is no fee associated with a review. The specific information required to initiate a review is outlined in the decision letter sent to the driver. Most often, new medical information indicating an improvement in medical condition is required. Drivers should respond to the specific information request set out in the letter sent to them by RoadSafetyBC.

RoadSafetyBC will send the driver a letter setting out the outcome of the review.  Under the Motor Vehicle Act, it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that their address is current.

Urgent Cancellation Reconsideration:

Urgent Cancellation is an immediate cancellation of driving privileges based upon current, reliable information of an urgent medical issue and an urgent road safety risk. Drivers have 21 days from the date of the cancellation letter to request a reconsideration of the cancellation decision. Urgent cancellation reconsideration requests are treated as a priority. There are no extensions granted for reconsideration requests. Details regarding the reconsideration process are outlined in letters to drivers.

The Urgent Licence Reviews and Reconsiderations Fact Sheet (PDF) provides further information on this reconsideration process.

Review and Reconsideration submissions may be faxed to: (250) 952-6888 or mailed to:

RoadSafetyBC
DRIVER MEDICAL FITNESS PROGRAM
PO BOX 9254
STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA, BC V8W 9J2

Restriction Reconsideration:

Driver Medical Fitness Restrictions may be placed on a driver’s licence by RoadSafetyBC or by ICBC under delegated authority from RoadSafetyBC.  These restrictions are added when a driver has a medical condition, or functional deficit, that requires the use of a device or technology that enables a driver to safely operate a motor vehicle. In most cases, prior to the removal of a restriction, drivers will be asked to complete a road test in order to demonstrate they can safely operate a motor vehicle without restrictions.

The Driver Medical Fitness Restrictions Fact Sheet (PDF) provides further information on restrictions and the reconsideration process.

To request a reconsideration of the application of a Driver Medical Fitness Restriction, please complete and submit a Driver Medical Fitness Restriction Reconsideration Application Form to:

RoadSafetyBC
DRIVER MEDICAL FITNESS PROGRAM
PO BOX 9254
STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA, BC V8W 9J2

Driver Medical Fitness review decisions are final and binding. Drivers may seek independent legal advice, at their own expense, if they are dissatisfied with the outcome of a Driver Medical Fitness review.