Is it Safe for Your Patient to Drive?
July 16, 2021
Safely driving a vehicle requires physical and cognitive capabilities. If it is your medical opinion that a patient may not be physically or mentally capable of driving safely, you can submit this opinion confidentially to the Secretary of State.
Start by printing out this Medical Report form. The form itself cannot be submitted online – it must be printed, filled out and then mailed to:
Secretary of State
2701 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62723
(Physicians may also submit their medical opinions about a patient on their practice’s letterhead, which must be mailed to the same address mentioned above.)
The Office of the Illinois Secretary of State has informed the ISMS that it does not monitor hypertension if this health issue is the patient’s only diagnosis. If hypertension is the only diagnosis and there are no others, it is not necessary to report this health information to the Secretary of State.
However, if your medical opinion is that a patient’s hypertension may impair their ability to drive, this medical diagnosis can also be indicated on the Medical Report form under Bullet #2 next to "Other Medical Conditions."
If you have questions, please contact ISMS Senior Vice President of State Legislative Affairs Erin O'Brien by email.