Medical / Vision Frequently Asked Questions
Mail: Kansas Division of Vehicles, PO Box 2188, Topeka, KS. 66601-2188, Attn: Medical/Vision Unit
This office accepts “Letters of Concern” from courts, exam stations, law enforcement, family members, the medical community and concerned citizens. Currently only law enforcement has a specific form on which to report known as an “Officer Referral” and that information can be made public as it is related to a traffic stop or accident. “Letters of Concern” from all other sources are kept confidential.
A “Letter of Concern” must specifically state an issue regarding the driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, include the driver’s name and date of birth or Kansas Driver’s License number and be signed by the person writing the letter. After receiving the “Letter of Concern”, this office takes appropriate action. Our office sends the driver a letter and forms requiring the forms be submitted within 30 days. The medical and vision forms must be completed by a physician familiar with the driver’s history. If the driver has had an exam with the last 90 days, that information may be used on the forms and submitted to the Medical/Vision Unit.
Your doctor may request that you take and pass a drive test on your annual review.
If a “Letter of Concern” regarding your driving has been received and you have submitted your medical and vision forms, if you are cleared by both doctors, our office requires that you take a drive test at a full service Driver’s License Exam Station with an Examiner. If you pass on the first attempt your license continues. If not, you will have three (3) additional attempts to take and pass the drive test if it is deemed safe to continue testing. If you fail four (4) attempts you are revoked for six (6) months. If you choose to pursue driving privileges after that period, you will be required to have new medical and vision exams for clearance.
You have failed to submit the required medical and vision forms or they are incomplete.
The submitted medical and vision forms indicate you are no longer “a safe candidate to operate a motor vehicle”, you are not reliable in taking medication, your medical condition is not well controlled or a combination of all three.
You may become revoked for failure to take/pass a drive test or you have experienced a loss or alteration of consciousness within the last 6 months. In the event your driver’s license is revoked, you may contact the Medical/Vision Unit for further information.