Or. Admin. R. 735-074-0080 - Definitions

(1) "DMV" means the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation.
(2) A "health care provider" has the meaning set forth in ORS 807.710 and, for the purpose of these rules, OAR 735, division 074, is limited to a chiropractic physician, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, physical therapist, optometrist, physician assistant and podiatric physician or surgeon.
(3) "Immediate suspension or cancellation" means the suspension or cancellation of driving privileges or the right to apply for driving privileges before the person is given an opportunity for a hearing to contest the suspension or cancellation.
(4) "Mandatory reporting or a mandatory report" is a report of severe and uncontrollable cognitive or functional impairments, submitted by a physician or designated health care provider as mandated under ORS 807.710 and these rules. DMV also has a non-mandatory reporting program that can be used by anyone, including physicians and health care providers, that reports medical issues or driving behaviors that may affect the person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The non-mandatory reporting program is outlined in OAR chapter 735, division 76.
(5) "Medical Determination Officer" means a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, licensed to provide health care services by the State of Oregon, and employed or designated by DMV to make medical determinations of a person's medical eligibility for driving privileges.
(6) A "Driver Medical Report form" means the form provided to a person or designated by DMV to be used to obtain medical information for determining if the person is eligible or qualified for driving privileges.
(7) A "physician" has the meaning set forth in ORS 807.710.
(8) A "primary care provider" means a physician or health care provider who is responsible for supervising, coordinating and providing a person's initial and ongoing health care. A primary care provider initiates referrals for health care outside of his or her scope of practice, consultations and specialist care to assure continuity of a person's medically appropriate health care.
(9) "Primary and secondary driving controls" mean the steering wheel, gas pedal, brake, clutch (if applicable), turn signal controls, headlight controls, windshield wiper controls, defrost control and horn of a motor vehicle.
(10) "Recertification" or "recertify" means the process for requiring the person to reestablish eligibility at periodic intervals by submitting updated medical or vision information and possibly proving that the mental or physical condition or impairment does not affect their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle by passing DMV tests, receiving a determination of eligibility from the Medical Determination Officer, or both.
(11) "Severe" means that the impairment substantially limits a person's ability to perform activities of daily living, including driving, because it is not controlled or compensated for by medication, therapy, surgery or adaptive devices. Severe does not include a temporary impairment for which the person is being treated by a physician or health care provider and which is not expected to last more than six months.
(12) "Uncontrollable" means the impairment persists despite efforts to control or compensate for it by medication, therapy, surgery, or adaptive devices. Uncontrollable does not include an impairment for which treatment by medication, therapy, surgery or adaptive devices is currently under evaluation.


Or. Admin. R. 735-074-0080
DMV 8-2003, f. 5-14-03, cert. ef. 6-1-03; DMV 14-2005, f. & cert. ef. 5-19-05; DMV 6-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-25-06; DMV 17-2007, f. 12-24-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DMV 12-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-13; DMV 37-2020, amend filed 12/11/2020, effective 1/1/2021

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 184.619, 802.010 & 807.710

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 807.710

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