Driving and Transportation

By Illinois law, you must file a Medical Report Form, completed by your physician, if:

  • You have any medical or mental condition that may result in a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to safely drive a vehicle, or
  • You take any medications that may impair your ability to drive.

Each time you renew your driver’s license you must resubmit a Medical Report Form. By law, you must notify the Secretary of State’s office within 10 days of becoming aware of any of these conditions. Failure to do so may lead to the cancellation of your driver’s license and driving privileges. If the particular medical condition no longer exists, you must submit a final Medical Report Form completed by your physician indicating the condition no longer exists, in order to be removed from the follow-up program with this office.

Please send notification in writing to:
Secretary of State
Medical Review Unit
2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy.
Springfield, IL 62723

In order to protect the rights of all persons, the Secretary of State’s office is only authorized to investigate potential medical conditions when reported by a licensed physician, member of law enforcement or member of the judicial system. These authorized reporters are not required to obtain the driver’s signature on any documents submitted to this office when it is recommended that the driver should NOT be driving. If you know someone you feel could jeopardize traffic safety as the result of a medical condition, contact the individual’s doctor or a police officer and request that the Secretary of State’s office investigate.

If you have been medically diagnosed with a medical condition that may impair your ability to communicate with others, the Secretary of State’s Office offers restrictions to be placed on your driver’s license and an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Communication Wallet Card to be carried with a Person’s with Disabilities ID Card to notify law enforcement of your condition. Immediate notification to law enforcement of your condition through a restriction or the wallet card may help assist with communication.

  • Be honest with your doctor if you are having seizures.
  • Be honest with the department of motor vehicles if you are having seizures.
  • Do not drive if you are experiencing seizures or side effects from epilepsy medication.

More information:   https://www.ilsos.gov/departments/drivers/drivers_license/medical_vision.html