Ala. Admin. Code r. 760-X-20-.09 - Conditions Affecting Musculoskeletal Function

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) With respect to conditions affecting musculoskeletal function, the review boards when making recommendations, and the department when taking licensing action, may consider disorders including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Rheumatoid arthritis.
(b) Osteoarthritis.
(c) Lupus erythematosus.
(d) Osteomyelitis.
(e) Osteoporosis.
(f) Paralysis.
(2) The department may require information on a person's functional ability including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Reduced range of motion.
(b) Pain.
(c) Stiffness.
(d) Reduced mobility.
(e) Medication effects and side effects.
(a) Licensing standards. No license may be issued to, renewed by, or held by a person who does not meet the applicable medical review standards for conditions affecting musculoskeletal function of this subsection.
(b) Medical standards for operator licenses. A person who applies for, renews, or holds an operator's license shall meet all of the following musculoskeletal function criteria:
1. Pain does not interfere with the person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, as assessed by a physician or determined through a driving evaluation.
2. The person's operation of a vehicle demonstrates adequate compensation for any weakness of limitations in range of motion of mobility.
3. There are no effects or side effects of medication interfering with safe driving.

Author: Lieutenant F. A. Bingham


Ala. Admin. Code r. 760-X-20-.09
New Rule: Filed March 12, 1996; effective April 16, 1996.

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง32 2 9, 32 6 13, as amended.

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