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, is eligible for a School Bus, 7D or 7D½ school pupil transport vehicle certificate.

 

A customer whose O2 saturation level is 88% or less at rest or with minimal exertion, even with supplemental oxygen, is not eligible for a School Bus, 7D or 7D½ school pupil transport vehicle certificate, and is required to voluntarily surrender his/her School Bus, 7D or 7D½ school pupil transport vehicle certificate, or be subject to suspension or revocation

 

A customer whose O2 saturation level was 88% or less at rest or with minimal exertion, even with supplemental oxygen, and whose saturation level has changed to greater than 88% at rest or with minimal exertion, with or without supplemental oxygen, may be eligible to regain or obtain his/her licensing privileges by providing the following information from a health care provider to the Registry of Motor Vehicles:

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

2.  A letter from a health care provider certifying that he/she is medically qualified to operate a school bus or school pupil transport vehicle and perform the added duties and responsibilities associated with the transportation of school children. A health care provider may use the Registry of Motor Vehicles' Medical Evaluation Form to deliver this information.

 

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 School Bus, 7D, or 7D½ school pupil transport vehicle certificate.