Operating a vehicle requires sound physical and mental health, along with good eyesight. This is why the SAAQ requires specific information about the health of drivers. The personal information that is collected and contained in your file is confidential.
The SAAQ can impose certain conditions on your driver's licence to ensure the safe operation of a motor vehicle. These conditions are indicated on your driver's licence. You are required to comply with these conditions at all times when operating a vehicle.
If you refuse to submit a medical examination report, the SAAQ may suspend your licence or refuse to issue one.
Providing false or inaccurate information can result in a licence suspension and a $300 to $600 fine. Other fees may be added to the fine provided under the Highway Safety Code (contribution to the IVAC crime victims compensation program, registry fees, etc.).
You must notify the SAAQ of any health problem or changes in your state of health:
To declare a change in your state of health, you can complete the medical declaration form available at SAAQ service outlets, or the section provided for this purpose on your licence renewal payment notice. You may also notify us of any changes by email or telephone.
After an assessment, the SAAQ may decide to:
In addition to the medical declaration form, if you are applying for a Class 4A, 4B or 4C licence for the first time, or a Class 1, 2 or 3 learner's licence, you are required to undergo a medical or eye examination.
The SAAQ may also request that you undergo these examinations if:
You must have the following forms completed by your physician, based on your age and licence class:
Depending on your medical condition, these verifications could be required more frequently.
In all cases, the SAAQ will send you the medical examination form along with a letter explaining the reasons for the request. The form must be returned within 90 days.
If you have not received a form, you may obtain one at an SAAQ service outlets.