North Carolina DMV Seeks Medical Review Board Participants
January 23rd, 2013 by Elaine Ellis Stone
The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ Medical Review Program is seeking highly motivated, civic-minded physicians to serve on its Medical Review Board Hearings.
The Medical Review Program is responsible for protecting the interests of the motoring public by monitoring drivers who suffer from medical conditions that may affect their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. As part of this responsibility, the program holds hearings that give drivers an opportunity to appear in person to contest license cancellations and restrictions.
Hearings are currently held in Raleigh one week per month, but NCDMV is exploring opportunities to hold the hearings in other geographic locations. Hearings are approximately thirty minutes in length and begin at 8:30 a.m. Fifteen hearings are scheduled daily, with the final hearing beginning at 4:30 p.m. NCDMV provides consulting and case review fees for participating physicians and reimburses travel expenses according to state guidelines.Participation in NCDMV hearings provides an opportunity to become an active participant in the community and work with likeminded individuals who are passionate about striking the appropriate balance between the privilege to drive and the safety of all who use our roadways. This program may be of particular interest to physicians involved in health issues related to North Carolina’s senior citizens.
For more information about participating, contact Reita Smolka at 919-861-3035.