Driver's Medical Examination Report

 

  • To respond to impacts on the medical community during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, RoadSafetyBC has paused issuing age-based Driver Medical Examination Reports.
  • This takes effect on December 16, 2020.  
  • We want to support the medical community’s response to priority medical cases that impact seniors and the citizens of B.C.
  • RoadSafetyBC issues age-based Driver Medical Examination Reports when citizen turns 80. We also issue reports every 2 years thereafter.
  • We will continue to assess the COVID-19 pandemic and monitor the pressures on B.C.’s medical system.
  • We will continue to communicate program changes to doctors, nurse practitioners, law enforcement, and seniors’ advocacy groups.
  • RoadSafetyBC will continue to assess the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and monitor the pressures on the medical system.
  • We will reactivate these requirements at an appropriate time.

To ensure road safety:

  • These Driver Medical Examination Reports must still be completed:
    • Age-based reports issued before December 16, 2020
    • Reports related to high-risk drivers in B.C., regardless of age
  • Medical practitioners, ICBC driver licensing office employees, and law enforcement should continue to report high-risk medically compromised drivers to RoadSafetyBC for review.
  • RoadSafetyBC will continue to monitor and request assessments of all active and new drivers with medical conditions, regardless of age. 
    • RoadSafetyBC will still issue reports to drivers with medical conditions.
  • Driver Medical Examination Reports for commercial drivers will also continue.

 


RoadSafetyBC uses the Driver’s Medical Examination Report to make driver medical fitness decisions.

The report provides our staff with the information they need to assess if a person is medically fit to drive. We use it to understand if a person’s medical condition affects their driving.

We may need one depending on the driver’s:

  • Age (80+)
  • Licence class (commercial drivers)
  • Medical condition

If we get reliable information from a credible source that a person has a condition that may affect their ability to drive, we may ask them for an examination report. Credible sources include police, family members, medical professionals and ICBC.

If we send you a Driver's Medical Examination Report [Sample PDF, 1.26MB], please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner to do the examination and return the completed report to us within 45 days of the date on the report. Information about completing the report is on the back. If the report can't be completed in that time, please contact RoadSafetyBC right away.

The driver examination report includes checks for:

  • Cognition (for example, memory, attention and judgment)
  • Eyesight
  • Overall physical health

It does not include a road driving test.

Medical Services Plan (MSP) does not cover the cost of the report. Your doctor or nurse practitioner may charge you for it. RoadSafetyBC cannot reimburse you.