Medical Considerations

The Driver Medical Evaluation (DME) program is administered by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), with medical counsel and individual case recommendations provided by physicians and physician extenders within the Highway Safety Scientific Services Section of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Drivers can be referred to DMV by concerned physicians, family members, driver license examiners and law enforcement officers. As a driver, you may be asked to have your personal physician provide information on your medical condition for review by the medical professionals at DHHS and final licensing decision by DMV.

If one of the local DMV representatives calls for a medical review for a student, that student’s parent will be contacted by the local DMV representative so that they can give the parent some paperwork for the student’s physician to fill out. The physician will then send those papers to the DMV Medical Review Board, and those papers will be assessed. When a decision has been made as to that student’s driving status, a letter will be mailed to the parent as well as to the local DMV representative that asked for the review. When received, and if the student was cleared to drive, the local DMV representative will give Jordan Driving School the student’s restricted permit form as well as the medical clearance form. Once those two forms have been received by Jordan Driving School, that student will be placed in the active driving file and will be contacted by one of our behind-the-wheel teachers.

If you have questions, please contact Mary Brooks at 919-772-4877 or mbrooks@jordandriving.com.