Medical Advisory Board Hearings Texas Attorney

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What is a Medical Advisory Board hearing?
A Medical Advisory Board (MAB) hearing is the legal process in which the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) attempts to revoke a person’s driver license when that individual is found to be medically incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. A Medical Advisory Board Hearings Texas Attorney can assist with the process.

The Medical Advisory Board (MAB) is a group of licensed doctors appointed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to review medical documentation provided by an individual’s doctor or the individual license holder to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)about a person’s medical condition. Normally, the trigger for DSHS and DPS is when a person has a collision or accident that is a result of a medical problem or attack (diabetic shock, aneurysm, stroke, epileptic seizure, narcoleptic episode, etc.). The doctors appointed to this Board remain anonymous throughout the process. These doctors rely on a check box and short answer document filled out by the driver’s license holder’s medical provider. The form is distributed by DSHS to anyone suspected of having a medical condition that would make them unsafe to operate a motor vehicle.

Once the Board determines that a suspension is necessary, DPS is notified and then DPS notifies the driver of the potential suspension. The MAB then evaluates all medical information concerning an individual’s medical condition and provides DPS with a recommendation on the driver license suspension length and conditions, if one becomes necessary.

Recently, the State has been requesting that the MAB review medical records of drivers who have had more than two “alcohol related contacts” in a ten-year period. An “alcohol related contact” is defined by the Texas Transportation Code Sec. 524 as a driver’s license suspension, disqualification, or prohibition order under the laws of this state or another state resulting from:

    (A) a conviction of an offense prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle or watercraft while:
    1. intoxicated;
    2. under the influence of alcohol; or
    3. under the influence of a controlled substance;
    (B) a refusal to submit to the taking of a breath or blood specimen following an arrest for an offense prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle or an offense prohibiting the operation of a watercraft, if the watercraft was powered with an engine having a manufacturer’s rating of 50 horsepower or more, while:
    1. intoxicated;
    2. under the influence of alcohol; or
    3. under the influence of a controlled substance; or
    (C) an analysis of a breath or blood specimen showing an alcohol concentration of a level specified by Section 49.01, Penal Code, following an arrest for an offense prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle or watercraft while intoxicated.

Therefore, if you have been convicted of two DWI s or more in the last ten years, DPS may try to have your license revoked due to a medical condition, like alcohol or substance abuse.

YOU ONLY HAVE 20 DAYS TO RESPOND AFTER TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
SENDS YOU A LETTER NOTIFYING OF A MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD REVIEW TO REQUEST A HEARING!
DON’T WAIT OR YOU WILL BE TOO LATE!

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