You must provide your medical examiner with the following information:
Do not certify:
w Actively psychotic
w Prominent negative symptoms, including:
Ø Substantially compromised judgment.
Ø Attentional difficulties.
Ø Suicidal behavior or ideation.
Ø Personality disorder that is repeatedly manifested by overt inappropriate acts.
w Treatment side effects that interfere with safe driving.
w Uses a sedating anxiolytic
w Uses a controlled substance without appropriate documentation from prescribing PCP.
w Non-psychotic major depression without suicide attempt: 6 months
w Severe depression episode, manic episode, suicide attempt: 1 year
w Brief reactive psychosis: 6 months
w Following ECT: 6 months symptom free
Certify if: stable, tolerating medications with no unacceptable side effects
w One year
w Specific diagnoses:
w ADHD: one year.
w Anxiety disorder: one year. ( Driver on benzodiazepines; increased crash risk. Disqualification recommended.)
w Bipolar disorder: one year.
w Chronic schizophrenia: not qualified.
w Depression: one year.