Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Driver's license revocation for Alzheimer's patients

"The [Idaho] Senate unanimously approved giving immunity from lawsuits to doctors who recommend that a patient's driver's license be revoked.
Sen. John McGee of Caldwell argued Tuesday that doctors must be allowed to recommend drastic action without fear of legal repercussions in instances where somebody has Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy or some other condition."

I wonder how many states have this problem.  It should be a law in every state that if a family member provides the family doctor with documentation on driving problems, the doctor should be required to notify the DMV, and then the DMV should mandate a behind the wheel road test for the referred driver.  Seems like common sense to me....

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