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Voluntary Reporting of At-Risk Drivers

Overview

Doctor signing medical formThis page provides information about the Oregon DMV's voluntary reporting process for at-risk drivers, i.e., individuals who have a limitation or medical condition that interferes with or diminishes their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
 
Note: Beginning January 1, 2014 under the voluntary reporting program, physicians and health care providers who reasonably and in good faith report a person whose cognitive and/or functional impairments affect that person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, will be immune from civil liability for reporting. If a physician or health care provider does not make a report, they shall also be immune from civil liability that might otherwise result from not making the report. If you would like additional information, see our Information Sheet on immunity from civil liability for physicians and health care providers. This does not apply to individuals outside the health care profession who submit voluntary reports to DMV.   

For information about reporting aggressive or intoxicated drivers, see our Reporting a Problem Driver page.  For information about mandatory reporting of at-risk drivers, see our Medically At-Risk Driver Program for Medical Professionals page. 
 
You may use the links below to go directly to any section:
Voluntary Reporting
General Information
Under the Voluntary Reporting component of the At-Risk Driver Program, family members, friends, law enforcement agents, social service providers and others may voluntarily report an unsafe driver to DMV.
 
Note: The voluntary reporting system may be utilized by medical professionals that are not required to report under the program and those who have patients that do not yet meet the mandatory reporting threshold of severe and uncontrollable issues. 
 
When to Report
A report may be made based upon the presence of a medical condition or observed driving behaviors. 
   
Note: Beginning January 1, 2014, physicians and health care providers are immune from civil liability under the non-mandatory (voluntary) reporting program. The immunity clause only covers physicians and health care providers reporting a patient. It does not cover individuals outside the health care profession who report under DMV's non-mandatory reporting program.
  
How to Report
Reports may be filed using a Driver Evaluation Request (Form 735-6066), which can be downloaded or printed from this web site using your browser's "Save As" and "Print" options, or obtained from a DMV office. Voluntary reports may also be submitted to DMV on an agency's or organization's letterhead, as long as it contains the same information.
 
Note: DMV will not accept anonymous reports, however, you may ask DMV to keep your name confidential.
 
When filling out the form or writing a report on professional letterhead, be as thorough as possible. Describe any medical conditions that interfere with operating a motor vehicle, as well as any unsafe driving behaviors that you have observed. If possible, recount how driving ability has declined over time or as a medical condition has progressed.
 
Voluntary reports may be submitted by mail or in person at a DMV office.  
 
After Reporting
Depending on the type of information reported, DMV may immediately suspend an individual's driving privileges. However, a driver will normally be given 60 days to take and pass a vision, knowledge, and drive test. In some cases, a driver may be asked to provide current medical information.
 
Administrative Rules

A table of contents for the At-Risk Driver Program - Non Mandatory Reporting (Division 76) rules is listed below:

OAR​
Section/Description​
735-076-0000​ Policy, Objective and Purpose of the At-Risk Program - Non Mandatory Reporting​
735-076-0002​ Definitions​
735-076-0005​ Reporting Requirements​
735-076-0007​ DMV Response to Non-Mandatory Report​
735-076-0010​ The Testing Process​
735-076-0015​ The Process When a Medical Report Form or Certificate of Vision is Required​
735-076-0018​ The Process When a Certificate of Eligibility is Required​
735-076-0020​ Suspension or Cancellation of Driving Privileges​
735-076-0030​ Tests Required​
735-076-0035​ Recertification​
735-076-0050​ Restricted License​
735-076-0052​ Restricted Applicant Temporary Permit​
735-076-0060​ Hearing Provisions​
 
Supporting Materials/Training
Use the links below to access supporting materials:
Frequently Asked Questions
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Need More Information or Have Questions?
If you have questions or need more information you may contact the DMV Driver Safety Unit at (503) 945-5083 or submit an online inquiry.

Related Information
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