All states require patients to report seizure disorders or visual acuity changes. Nationally, there is no consensus amongst states in regard to reporting practices. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the only authority which can suspend or revoke driving privileges. Drivers should take it upon themselves to report any relevant impairments to the DMV, and physicians should encourage all impaired drivers to limit their driving. Physicians cannot suspend driving privileges.
Q32 An 88-year-old male patient presents to the office in a follow-up minor MVA where he hit the left side of his head. He renewed his driver’s license two years ago and his only restriction is wearing glasses. You have concerns about patient safety if he continues to drive. What should be done?
A –neurological examination and evaluation
B – imaging of the brain
C- revoke patient’s license to driveD- discussed the matter with the family to prevent him from driving
E-discussed the matter with the patient and encourage him to stop driving since this may put him and others in danger, remind him that there are always other means of transportation.