New driving rules for people with medical conditions

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New driving rules for people with medical conditions

posted 8.27.14

The Texas Medical Advisory Board recently revised driving rules pertaining to drivers who have medical conditions. More significant changes include rules for those with seizures, dementia, implanted cardio defibrillators, and sleep apnea. The Board advises that physicians stay up to date on changes such as these in order to properly advise patients.

According to the Board’s website, licensed Texas physicians can voluntarily notify the Department of State Health Services or the Department of Public Safety verbally or in writing of any patient older than 15 years who has been diagnosed with a disorder or disability specified in the department’s rules.

> View more information about driving rules on the DSHS website
> Download a quick guide to driving rules and medical conditions