2015 ORS 807.090¹
Establishing eligibility notwithstanding mental or physical condition or impairment

(1) If the Department of Transportation determines that a person may be ineligible for a license because the person has a mental or physical condition or impairment that affects the person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, the person may establish eligibility for a license:

(a) By personally demonstrating to the satisfaction of the department that, notwithstanding the mental or physical condition or impairment, the person is qualified to safely operate a motor vehicle; or

(b) If the department reasonably believes that, notwithstanding the demonstration under paragraph (a) of this subsection, the person’s mental or physical condition or impairment affects the person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, by receiving a determination of eligibility from the medical determination officer of the department under this section.

(2) The medical determination officer shall determine that a person is eligible for a license under this section if an applicant establishes to the satisfaction of the officer that the person’s mental or physical condition or impairment does not affect the person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The medical determination officer shall use the following to determine the person’s eligibility under this subsection:

(a) A report from the person’s physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant of the person’s condition or impairment.

(b) If the person’s condition or impairment apparently involves only visual deficiencies, the department may require a person to submit a report from a licensed optometrist or a licensed physician who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye.

(c) The medical determination officer may require an examination and a written report of findings and recommendations from a qualified physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant identified by the officer in addition to other reports submitted.

(3) If a person establishes eligibility for a license under this section by receiving a determination of eligibility, the department may require the person to reestablish eligibility at reasonable intervals. The frequency of reestablishing eligibility under this subsection shall be established by the medical determination officer after reviewing any recommendations from the physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant of the person required to reestablish eligibility.

(4) The department may employ any qualified physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant who holds an unrestricted license in the State of Oregon to perform the duties assigned to the medical determination officer by this section.

(5) As used in this section, "physician" means a person who holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy and is licensed under ORS chapter 677 and a person who holds a degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and is licensed under ORS chapter 685. [1983 c.338 §305; 1989 c.224 §138; 1993 c.309 §2; 1999 c.770 §1; 2005 c.140 §2; 2007 c.195 §1; 2007 c.434 §2]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 807—Driving Privileges and Identification Cards, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors807.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.