You must provide your medical examiner with the following information:
Document number of past pneumothorax episodes. Document which side.
Spontaneous or traumatic? Any symptoms? If so are symptoms at rest or with exertion. Verify lack
of oxygen use.
Waiting period: None but complete recovery must be documented by x-ray. Examiner may obtain records from treating provider if needed. Examiner is not required to perform a Chest x-ray as part of the exam.
Driver who is stable and asymptomatic: Certify up to two years
Do Not Certify:
Driver with: Hypoxemia at rest, incomplete recovery, symptomatic, cough syncope, oxygen use, or severely abnormal lung function documented by testing as above.
Special Circumstance: Drivers who have sustained a pneumothorax two or more times on the SAME side without pleurodesis are disqualified until procedure is performed and the driver has recovered.