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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Driver License Suspension & Reinstatement


Medical Restricted License/Medical Suspension

Ohio Revised Code Section 4507.08

          • There are various reasons for being placed under a medical suspension. No temporary instruction permit identification card or driver license shall be issued to, or retained by any person who, in the opinion of the registrar, is afflicted with or suffering from a physical or mental disability or condition that prevents him/her from exercising reasonable and ordinary control over a motor vehicle while operating the vehicle upon the highways.

Length of Suspension
          • Until reinstated by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) after a satisfactory medical statement furnished by your physician is received and/or if you are required to take a driver license examination, upon receipt of passing examination results. See failure of driver license examination.

Appeal Procedures
          • May request an administrative hearing by writing to the BMV within 30 days of the date of the suspension notice is received.

Reinstatement Requirements
          • A driver must submit a satisfactory medical statement from their physician and/or submit passing examination scores for a partial or complete driver license examination to the Bureau.

Removal of a Medical Restriction
          • BMV guidelines allow for consideration to be given to removing a medical restriction when:
                                                  • We receive a medical statement indicating medical statements are no longer required to be submitted.
                                                  • If an individual believes that the restriction is no longer necessary, their doctor may send a letter stating that in his/her professional opinion the condition does not affect the person's ability to safely operate a vehicle and that periodic medical statements and/or periodic testing is not necessary.
Vision Restriction Removal
          • If a driver wishes to change a vision restriction and their driver license will expire within 90 days for a non-commercial license and 180 days for a commercial license, they may proceed to any Deputy Registrar License Angecy for vision testing.  Vision restrictions will be determined after the vision screening and the appropriate restriction changes will be made on their renewal license.  See Vision Examination Requirements.  Renewal license fees will apply.

          • If the individual's driver license will expire in more than 90 days for a non-commercial license and 180 days for a commercial license, the individual may visit any driver license examination station for vision testing.