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Division of Motor Vehicles

Driver Improvement


Medical Program

Physician's evaluation forms and vision evaluation forms may be found on the DMV website at www.dmv.de.gov


Self-Reporting of Medical Conditions

When applying for or renewing a Delaware driver license, the applicant will be required to self-declare, report, or show certification concerning any medical conditions that may interfere with his/her ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The applicant may be required to submit a favorable certificate/report from his/her physician stating that the driver's medical condition is under sufficient control to permit him/her to safely operate a motor vehicle. Any person licensed to operate a motor vehicle on the basis of this certificate/report may be required to furnish the Division with a new certificate every year no later than the last day of the person's birthday month. Failure to provide a favorable doctor's report will result in the suspension of a person's driver's license. Upon receipt of a favorable physician's certificate/report, a reinstatement fee of must be paid to the Division of Motor Vehicles in order to reinstate the license.


Special Examinations

Section 2714 of Title 21, Delaware law, allows the Division to accept requests for the re-examination of a person’s ability to safety operate a motor vehicle. These requests may be submitted by members of a driver’s immediate family, law enforcement, or physicians. To maintain a person’s driving privilege, he/she is required to provide favorable medical report(s) and successfully complete the Division’s eye screening, knowledge and driving skills exams, and possibly complete a certified driver rehabilitation evaluation and/or training.


Mandatory Medical Reporting/Medical Suspension

Any person who is subject to loss of consciousness due to disease of the central nervous system will not be issued a Delaware driver license unless the Division receives a certificate report from the person's treating physician stating that such person’s physical disability is under sufficient control to permit him/her to safely operate a motor vehicle. The certifying physician must have been treating the person for a minimum of three months for loss of consciousness. Any person licensed to operate a motor vehicle on the basis of this certificate/report will be required to furnish the Division with a new certificate every year no later than the last day of the person's birthday month. Failure to provide a favorable doctor's report will result in the suspension of a person's driver's license. Upon receipt of a favorable physician's certificate/report, a reinstatement fee of must be paid to the Division of Motor Vehicles in order to reinstate the license. For further questions regarding Medical Suspension, please contact the Medical Section at 302.744.2507.


Medical Surrender

A driver license may be voluntarily surrendered to the Division if a favorable medical report cannot be obtained. Upon receipt of a favorable physician's certificate/report, there is no fee for reinstatement if the license is voluntarily surrendered. For further questions regarding Medical Surrender, please contact the Medical department at 302.744.2507 or by email at dmvmedicalsection@delaware.gov.


Medical Forms