Seizure Disorders

Information per the FMCSA coutesey of Inspira Urgent Care, pertaining to:

Seizure Disorder/Epilepsy

A person who has a seizure disorder will not be qualified to drive unless a licensed physician reports that the person has been free from seizure for at least 6 months immediately preceding, with or without medication. A person will not be disqualified if the person has experienced only auras during that period. In addition, § 83.4(b) allows a physician to request a waiver if the individual has a strictly nocturnal pattern of seizures or a pattern of seizures occurring only immediately upon awakening and has been established over a period of at least 2 years immediately preceding, with or without medication; a specific prolonged aura accompanied by sufficient warning has been established over a period of at least 2 years immediately preceding, with or without medication; the individual previously had been free from seizure for a 6-month period and the subsequent seizure or seizures occurred as a result of a prescribed change in or removal from medication while under the supervision of a licensed physician. This waiver will only be provided upon reinstitution of previous medication; or the person previously had been free from seizure for 6 months and the subsequent seizure or seizures occurred during or concurrent with a nonrecurring transient illness, toxic ingestion, or metabolic imbalance. § 83.4(c) also requires providers who treat a person who has experienced a single seizure to also report that individual to the Department.

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