Ala. Admin. Code r. 760-X-20-.12 - Conditions Affecting Psychosocial, Mental Or Emotional Function

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

(1) With respect to conditions affecting psychosocial, mental or emotional 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) Schizophrenia.
(b) Personality disorders.
(c) Manic depressive psychosis or bi polar disorder.
(d) Delusional disorders.
(e) Dementia and organic brain syndromes.
(f) Other mood disorders.
(2) The department may require information on functional ability including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Impaired impulse control.
(b) Reality testing and orientation.
(c) Impaired affect or mood.
(d) Asocial, anti social or dissocial behaviors.
(e) Impulse control.
(f) Suicidal risk.
(g) Cognitive impairment.
(h) Treatment program, including medications and compliance.
(a) Licensing standards. No license may be issued to, renewed by, or held by a person who does not meet the medical review standards for conditions affecting psychosocial, mental and emotional function of this subsection.
(b) Medical standards for operator licenses. A person who applies for, renews, or holds for an operator's license shall meet all of the following mental and emotional function criteria:
1. There is no dementia that is unresponsive to treatment.
2. There is no behavior disorder with threatening or assaultive behavior at the time of application.
3. Any delusional system does not interfere with safe driving, as assessed by a physician.
4. There is no suicidal tendency at the time of application.
5. There is no impairment of judgment that interferes with safe driving as assessed by a physician.
6. There is no active psychosis that interferes with safe driving, as assessed by a physician.
7. There are no effects or side effects of medication that interfere with safe driving.

Author: Lieutenant F. A. Bingham


Ala. Admin. Code r. 760-X-20-.12
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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