We reviewed the driver medical exam system to identify which health care providers can complete the exam, ways to improve access and cut red tape.
In Alberta, drivers are required by law to report any medical or physical conditions or changes in health that may affect their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. There are also regular medical examination requirements for drivers 75 years of age and older and Class 1, 2, and 4 commercial drivers.
Currently, nurse practitioners and physicians can complete driver medical exams. We’re working with health regulatory colleges and primary care networks to identify which health care providers are qualified to conduct driver medical examinations.
June 30 to August 7, 2020
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Transportation
From June 30 to August 7, we met with health regulatory colleges and primary care networks to understand the delivery implications and concerns associated with allowing other health care providers to complete driver medical examinations and find ways to improve access to these exams.
We are currently reviewing input received, which will be used to develop new policies for driver medical examinations.
For more information, please contact [email protected].
Improving access to driver medical exams (June 30, 2020)
Last updated: August 8, 2020