Pulmonary/Respiratory Condition

Minimum O2 Saturation Levels

A customer whose oxygen (O2) saturation level is greater than 88% at rest or with minimal exertion, with or without supplemental oxygen, will be presumed safe to operate a motor vehicle and will continue to be eligible to receive or hold a permit/license until such time as the Registry of Motor Vehicles has cause to believe that he/she is unsafe to operate a motor vehicle.

 

A customer whose oxygen saturation level is 88% or less at rest or with minimal exertion, even with supplemental oxygen, is not eligible to obtain a permit/license and, if he/she already has a permit/license, is required to voluntarily surrender it, or be subject to suspension or revocation.

 

A customer who was previously not eligible for a permit/license will be eligible to obtain or regain a Class D, Class M, or Class D/M permit/license if he/she can provide all of the following information from his/her physician to the Medical Affairs:

1.  Medical documentation that his/her O2 saturation level is greater than 88% at rest or with minimal exertion

2.  A certification that, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, the customer is medically qualified to operate a motor vehicle safely

 

Minimum Respiratory Function

A customer whose forced expiratory (respiratory) volume in one second (FEV 1) level is 1.2 liters or less will be required to submit an O2 saturation test result in order to be eligible for a permit/license.  Upon receipt of the O2 saturation test, the Registry of Motor Vehicles will use the above O2 saturation level criteria in evaluating the customer’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely