The requirements to get a new license are a fairly universal trope for pop culture: a written test, drivers’ ed, and the road test. Then once you have a license, you still have to renew it periodically. Even with new Real ID requirements, that process is pretty uneventful. The exception to this is if you have a medical condition that could impair your ability to drive. If you do, you have to also submit verification from your physician that you can safely operate a vehicle. The type of verification and any additional requirements that you need depends on your medical condition.
Eye Report Form
There are several medical conditions of the eye that will require you to submit additional documentation to renew your license. This is really reasonable when you think about it, since you need to be able to see clearly in order to drive safely. Eye disease, glaucoma, and cataracts are all conditions that will require you to have your doctor fill out the eye report form (available online). Monocular vision (having sight in only one eye) will also require a doctor to complete the form, especially to confirm that you have the required peripheral field of vision. Finally, insulin-dependent diabetes will also require that a doctor fill out the eye report form for you to submit.
Medical Report Form
Insulin-dependent diabetes requires that you have a health professional fill out the eye form, but you will also need your doctor to fill out the medical report form. Alzheimer’s is another medical condition that requires a doctor to fill out a medical report form for you. In addition to the form, you will also have to complete the knowledge test and road skills test. Finally, if you have a seizure disorder, you will also have to have a doctor fill out the medical report form. DC also requires that you be seizure-free for at least 12 months.
Evidence Of a Recovery Program
If you have had your license suspended or revoked for an alcohol- or drug-related offense, you will have to submit proof of completion of a recovery program. Habitual alcoholics and drug-users may also have to provide proof of a recovery program.
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