What is a Medical Immediate Threat Suspension?
The RMV can suspend a driver’s license, registration, or learner’s permit when the agency believes a drivers medical condition poses an immediate threat to others sharing the road.
These license suspensions have no end-point, and will continue indefinitely until the operator can establish they are medically qualified to operate a motor vehicle safely at either the RMV or Division of Insurance Board of Appeals.unless the correct legal actions are taken with the RMV. These suspensions may be requested by a law enforcement officer or medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or nurse practitioner.
A medical professional may have informed the RMV of a medical condition that will affect the ability to operate a vehicle safely. A law enforcement officer could claim to have observed medical symptoms that affect a driver’s ability to drive in a safe manner. A form is issued to the RMV, who will then suspend driving privileges for an indefinite period of time.
It is typically necessary to have a medical doctor assist with the license reinstatement process. After a medical evaluation, the medical professional can clear a driver by filling in a form that confirms that the driver does not have a medical condition that will impact the ability to safely operate a vehicle. Once the doctor has provided this information to the RMV, an RMV hearing is required, and the RMV Hearing Officer is convinced by evidence that the driver is not a risk to public safety.
To restore the legal right to drive after a Medical Immediate Threat suspension, the following steps often must take place:
If for any reason, the RMV does not reinstate the driver’s license, an appeal can be filed. At Gilman Law we do not wait to see if clients will be successful at the RMV. We immediately file appeals with the Division of Insurance Board of Appeals immediately. In some cases, after an appeal, the driver will be subjected to a driving evaluation, may be issued only a learner’s permit, and will once again review the medical information. In some cases, a waiting period is imposed. If the driver does not exhibit any dangerous behaviors over that period, license reinstatement could occur.
If you are unable to drive due to a Medical Immediate Threat suspension, it can throw your life and schedule into turmoil. You may be forced to get rides from friends or family, take public transportation, or other alternatives to driving to work, school, church, or to perform daily tasks such as grocery shopping, doctor appointments, or picking up children from school, and many others. Reinstating your license is an urgent matter, and you don’t have months to wait – you need fast, effective action. When represented by Gilman Law, your case will be managed by one of the top license suspension law firms in the state. We are widely known for our ability to get our clients back behind the wheel, quickly, safely, and legally.
We offer payment plans, flat fees for many services, and when we take on a case, we get to work at once. Our legal team is very familiar with all RMV requirements for license reinstatement after a Medical Immediate Threat suspension. Our founder, Matthew Gilman, formerly worked for the RMV as a Hearing Officer, and is extremely familiar with how to navigate the processes at the agency successfully. We are proud to be known as “the experts” in the field of driver’s license reinstatement and take our duty to our clients very seriously. You can expect honest, open communication, from a lawyer who genuinely wants to help you get back on the road, with your legal right to drive restored.