Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
All driver’s licence holders must be in good physical and mental health, and have the level of eyesight fitness required to drive safely. In order to ensure that drivers comply with these conditions, the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec may require that they provide information regarding their state of health. Depending on the situation, individuals may be required to fill out a medical declaration form or to undergo a medical or an eye examination. Medical declaration A medical declaration form must be completed in the following situations:
Following submission of the declaration, the Société can, as the case may be:
Requirement to undergo a medical or an eye examinationIndividuals must undergo a medical or an eye examination in the following situations:
In some cases, the Société may have to ensure monitoring at a certain frequency. The frequency of monitoring varies depending on the age, the medical condition and the classes listed on the holder’s licence. As a general rule,
Medical and eye examination forms are sent out to driver’s licence holders approximately six months before the prescribed deadline, along with an explanatory letter. Suspension of a driver’s licence or of the right to obtain oneThe Société may suspend a driver’s licence, or refuse to issue one, in the following situations:
It is possible to request a review of this decision from the Société. Reporting a person who is unfit to drive Anyone who believes that a licence holder is unfit to drive can report that person to the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec. The Société will examine the file and determine whether the person should undergo a medical examination or a practical reassessment of his or her proficiency.
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