Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022
With respect to conditions affecting
cardiovascular function, the review boards when making recommendations, and the
department when taking licensing action, may consider disorders including, but
not limited to, the following:
artery disease, including myocardial infarction.
(b) Congestive heart disease.
(c) Valvular disease or replacement
(d) Congenital heart
(h) Cor pulmonale.
(i) Conduction difficulties.
(k) Aortic or arterial occlusion or
department may require a person to provide information on the person's
functional ability including, but not limited to, the following:
(b) Orthostatic hypotension.
(c) Presence of pain and its frequency,
location, duration and intensity.
(d) Syncope or presyncopal
(e) Procedures which
correct a cardiovascular condition and which temporarily impair functional
ability, including surgical procedures such as a coronary artery bypass
of procedures such as an electrocardiogram, stress test with thallium scan,
angiography, multigated acquisition scan, echocardiogram, or electrophysiologic
(i) Cardiac drug use,
including rhythm control drugs, antianginal agents, cardiac glycosides,
antihypertensive medication and side effects of these medications.
(j) Cardiac transplantation.
(a) Licensing standards. No operator's
license may be issued to, renewed by, or held by a person who does not meet the
applicable medical review standards for conditions affecting cardiovascular
function of this subsection.
Medical standards for operators licenses. A person who applies for, renews, or
holds an operator's license shall meet all of the following cardiovascular
1. There are no current
symptoms of coronary artery disease, such as unstable angina, dyspnea, or pain
at rest, which interfere with safe driving, as assessed by a physician or
determined through a driving evaluation.
2. There is no cause of cardiac syncope
present, including ventricular tachvcardia or fibrillation, which is not
is not congestive heart failure that limits functional ability and is assessed
by a physician as interfering with safe driving.
4. Any cardiac rhythm disturbances are
is no automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator, unless the device is
assessed by and electrophysiologist as not interfering with safe
6. There are no
medications interfering with safe driving.
There is no valvular heart disease or
malfunction of prosthetic valves that is assessed by a physician as interfering
with safe driving.
Author: Lieutenant F. A. Bingham