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At-Risk Driver Program for Medical Professionals

 

Some people have, or may develop, cognitive or functional impairments, that could affect their driving ability.  The At-Risk Driver Program was created to help prevent injury or death by impaired drivers.

Most medical professionals are required to report drivers who can no longer drive due to impairment.  See the At-Risk Driver Program rules for more details.

Not a medical professional? Visit our page about reporting an unsafe driver

You must report a patient if their impairment becomes severe and uncontrollable. You must notify DMV even if the patient voluntarily agrees to give up driving.

Oregon Administrative Rules describe the impairments that must be reported to DMV. It also explains how to see if the impairment affects driving.

​Mandatory reports must be submitted using the Mandatory Impairment Referral Form. It can be downloaded or ordered in bulk for no charge. 

To order bulk forms: 
  • Write a request on letterhead;
  • Ask for form #735-7230; and
  • Fax the request to the ODOT Storeroom at 503-986-2801.
  • ​Fax the completed form to 503-945-5329, or
  • Mail it to:
      DMV Driver Safety Unit
      1905 Lana Ave NE
      Salem, OR 97314-4120

Note: Please do not mail a form that has already been faxed.

DMV does not allow reports to be filed via internet or email.

You have immunity from civil lawsuits if you are a health care provider.

DMV will not accept anonymous reports.  You can ask that your name be kept confidential. DMV must provide your name if it is required for a hearing or trial.

  • DMV sends a notice to the patient. They have the right to appeal the suspension.
  • In many cases, DMV suspends the patient’s driving privileges.
  • Many drivers voluntarily surrender their licenses.

A patient can take steps to get their license back.  You can ask about the status of a report by contacting DMV's Driver Safety Unit at 503-945-5083.

DMV has a series of brochures to help. Some can help you talk to patients about safe driving.  Others help patients plan to “retire” from driving.
Your patient may qualify for a no-fee ID card. Help your patient apply for an  ID card by:
If your patient can’t physically go to a DMV office for medical reasons, help them by:
  • Downloading and filling out the Quit Driving form.
  • Calling DMV headquarters at 503-945-5114 to request a Valid with Previous Photograph packet. This packet will be emailed to you or to your patient.
  • Writing a letter verifying that your patient can’t visit a DMV office for medical reasons. This letter must be sent in with the Valid with Previous Photograph application.
  • Helping your patient fill out the Valid with Previous Photograph application.
  • Making copies of your patient’s proof of eligibility. Copies must be sent in with the Valid with Previous Photograph application.
  • Mailing the completed packet to:
    • DMV, Driver Issuance Unit
      1905 Lana Ave NE
      Salem, OR 97314.
  • ​Contact the DMV Driver Safety Unit at 503-945-5083; or
  • Submit an online inquiry.

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