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Medical Standards for Drivers

The mission of the division is to license and regulate drivers in Utah and promote public safety. To align with our mission, the Driver License Division has Medical Guidelines and Standards in place to gauge how a medical condition may affect a person’s ability to drive safely.

Utah residents who fill out an application for a driving privilege will be asked a series of medical questions and requested to take an eye test. If there is a medical or vision condition, you would need to visit your vision or health care professional and have the applicable form completed – Functional Ability Evaluation form and/or the Visual Examination form.

Your health care professional will use their knowledge of your condition and how it may affect your ability to drive safely, along with the medical guidelines and standards to assist them in completing the form(s). The medical guidelines and standards contain the medical and vision standards for Utah drivers. They were created by a public body of health care professionals called the Utah Medical Advisory Board.

Based upon a completed functional ability evaluation and visual examination form, the Driver License Division may issue a license with or without limitations.

Medical Categories

Category A – Diabetes and Metabolic Conditions
Category B – Cardiovascular
Category C – Pulmonary
Category D – Neurologic
Category E – Seizures and other Episodic Conditions
Category F – Learning, Memory, and Communication Disorders
Category G – Mental Health
Category H – Alcohol and Other Drugs
Category I – Visual Disorders
Category J – Musculoskeletal Abnormality or Chronic Debility
Category K – Alertness or Sleep Disorders


I need to schedule an eye test.
You can schedule an eye test here.

How can I submit my medical or vision form?
You can submit your form at any Driver License Office, via fax at 801.957.8698, email at, or mail to PO BOX 144501, SLC, UT 84114.

I am not sure if you received my medical, how can I tell when it has been received?
You may call customer service at 801.965.4437 or toll-free at 888.353.4224 Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays.)

My license is denied for failing to submit a medical on time, how will I know I am cleared to drive?
Once the completed form is received allowing you to drive, the medical denial will be lifted.

How long does it take for my medical or vision form to be processed once it is sent?
It takes two (2) to three (3) business days.

If my license is denied for medical, how do I request an appeal?
If your license is denied due to the severity of the medical condition and how it may impact your driving safety, you may request a review of your case by the Medical Advisory Board.  To learn more about how to submit your request, click here.  You may be requested to supply more information or testing.

If you have more questions, please call our customer service at 801.965.4437 or toll-free at 888.353.4224 Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays.)