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(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. IX

    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. IX heading)

625 ILCS 5/6-900

    (625 ILCS 5/6-900) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-900)
    Sec. 6-900. Short title. This Article may be cited as the Driver's License Medical Review Law of 1992.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-901

    (625 ILCS 5/6-901) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-901)
    Sec. 6-901. Definitions. For the purposes of this Article:
    "Board" means the Driver's License Medical Advisory Board.
    "Medical examiner" or "medical practitioner" means:
        (i) any person licensed to practice medicine in all
its branches in the State of Illinois or any other state;
        (ii) a licensed physician assistant; or
        (iii) a licensed advanced practice registered nurse.
(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

625 ILCS 5/6-902

    (625 ILCS 5/6-902) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-902)
    Sec. 6-902. Driver's License Medical Advisory Board; membership; terms; compensation; meetings.
    (a) There is established within the Office of the Secretary of State a Driver's License Medical Advisory Board consisting of at least 9 members appointed by the Secretary. Members' terms of service shall be set by the Secretary at his or her discretion. The members of the Board shall receive compensation from the Secretary at a rate per day designated by the Secretary for each day required for transacting business of the Board and shall be reimbursed for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties. The Secretary may also call in allied medical personnel to advise and consult with the Board. The Secretary shall select one of the members to act as Chairperson.
    (b) The Board, or any of its subdivisions, may meet at any place within the State and shall meet at the call of the Secretary as frequently as he or she deems necessary in order to properly discharge the functions prescribed by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-903

    (625 ILCS 5/6-903) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-903)
    Sec. 6-903. Standard for determining medical limitation; records.
    (a) The Secretary in cooperation with the Board shall establish standards for determining the degree to which a person's medical condition constitutes a limitation to the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle or causes the person to be a driving hazard.
    (b) The standards may include, but need not be limited to, the following:
        (1) Physical disorders characterized by momentary or
prolonged lapses of consciousness or control.
        (2) Disorders and impairments affecting the
cardiovascular functions.
        (3) Musculoskeletal disabilities and disorders
affecting musculoskeletal functions.
        (4) Vision and disorders affecting vision.
        (5) The use of or dependence upon alcohol or drugs.
        (6) The extent to which compensatory aids and devices
may be utilized.
        (7) Conditions or disorders that medically impair a
person's mental health.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-904

    (625 ILCS 5/6-904) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-904)
    Sec. 6-904. Referral of cases by the Secretary. The Secretary shall, when he or she has good cause to believe an individual by reason of a medical limitation would not be able to operate a motor vehicle safely, refer a case to the Board for consideration.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-905

    (625 ILCS 5/6-905) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-905)
    Sec. 6-905. Medical evaluations of individuals under review; scope of driving privileges; report to the Secretary.
    (a) Within the scope of the case request, as sent by the Secretary, a function of the Board shall be to make medical evaluations of the individual under review and determine what medical conditions exist that may impair the individual's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
    (b) Based on the medical evaluations and determination under subsection (a) and in accordance with established standards, the Board shall, among other things, indicate the scope of driving privileges that would enable the individual under review to operate a motor vehicle safely, including the extent to which compensatory aids and devices must be used and the need for ongoing review or evaluation.
    (c) The findings, determination, and recommendations of the Board or its subdivisions shall be forwarded to the Secretary who shall then take the action in accordance with the Board's recommendation.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-906

    (625 ILCS 5/6-906) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-906)
    Sec. 6-906. Request for a hearing.
    (a) After utilizing all possible review by the Board under this Act or any regulation promulgated by the Secretary, any person who has their driver's license restricted or canceled or is otherwise denied a license has a right to request a hearing under Section 2-118 of this Code. The request for a hearing shall be in writing.
    (b) The Secretary shall prescribe by rule and regulation the procedures to be followed at the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-907

    (625 ILCS 5/6-907) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-907)
    Sec. 6-907. Cooperation required of person under review.
    (a) In making an inquiry or conducting a hearing the Secretary or Board may require the person under review to:
        (1) Submit to a medical examination by a medical
examiner of the person's choice who is acceptable to the Secretary or Board.
        (2) Submit to a medical examination by an impartial
medical examiner after the person has submitted information from that person's own medical examiner.
        (3) Consent to make available to the Secretary or
Board all medical records pertaining to the reported conditions that may be necessary to aid the Board in formulating its findings and recommendations.
    (b) Any person under review who refuses to submit to an examination or to consent to provide information, or both, shall as a matter of law be considered unqualified to operate a motor vehicle until the individual complies with the Secretary's or Board's request and the Board is able to make its findings and recommendations, at which time the findings and recommendations shall control.
    (c) The results of any examination ordered or conducted by the Secretary or the Board shall be made available to the individual under review.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-908

    (625 ILCS 5/6-908) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-908)
    Sec. 6-908. Confidential information. As provided in subsection (j) of Section 2-123 of this Code, all information furnished to the Secretary or Board, the results of all examinations made at their direction, and all medical findings of the Board shall be confidential and for the sole use of the Board and the Secretary which may have access to the same for the purposes as set forth in this Act. Except as provided in this Section, no confidential information may be open to public inspection or the contents disclosed to anyone, except the person under review and then only to the extent necessary to comply with a request for discovery during the hearing process, unless so directed by a court of competent jurisdiction. If the Secretary receives a medical report regarding a driver that does not address a medical condition contained in a previous medical report, the Secretary may disclose the unaddressed medical condition to the driver or his or her physician, or both, solely for the purpose of submission of a medical report that addresses the condition.
(Source: P.A. 97-229, eff. 7-28-11.)

625 ILCS 5/6-909

    (625 ILCS 5/6-909) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-909)
    Sec. 6-909. Rules and regulations; review under Administrative Review Law. The Secretary, in cooperation with the Board, shall administer and enforce this Act and shall have the power to make and institute reasonable rules and regulations as necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-910

    (625 ILCS 5/6-910) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-910)
    Sec. 6-910. Liability of persons for information supplied to Board or Secretary. No member of the Board, medical practitioner, clinic, hospital, or mental institution, whether public or private, shall be liable or subject to criminal or civil action for any opinions, findings, or recommendations, or for any information supplied to the Secretary or the Board regarding persons under review, or for reports required by this Act, except for willful and wanton misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-911

    (625 ILCS 5/6-911) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-911)
    Sec. 6-911. Information submitted by medical practitioners; police officers; State's attorneys; or members of the judiciary. Any qualified medical practitioner, commissioned police officer, State's attorney, or member of the judiciary acting in his or her official capacity may submit information to the Secretary relative to the medical condition of a person, including suspected chronic alcoholism or habitual use of narcotics or dangerous drugs, if the condition interferes with the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Persons reporting under this Section shall enjoy the same immunities granted members of the Board under Section 6-910.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-912

    (625 ILCS 5/6-912) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-112)
    Sec. 6-912. Severability. The provisions of this Article are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)