To reacquire your driver's licence that was suspended for a medical reason, you must prove that your state of health allows you to drive again.
Several health problems can hinder a person's ability to drive safely. Here are a few examples:
Through a medical examination, a health care professional can determine whether a health problem hinders your ability to drive a vehicle. He or she will indicate the diagnosis in a medical report, which you must then send to us.
Once we have analyzed the report and your driving record, we will notify you in writing of our decision whether to suspend your licence or a class of licence.
A driver’s licence suspension means your licence is no longer valid for the length of the suspension period.
If you drive with a suspended licence, you face:
Step 1 – Decide whether you should apply for a review of a decision
When you apply for a review, you must be able to demonstrate, by providing a favourable report from a physician or a specialized nurse practitioner, that new facts render you able to drive safely. Such facts may be the result of:
Step 2 – Prepare your application for review
Your application for review must be filed in writing and include:
Step 3 – Mail your application for review
Service de la revision
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
333, boulevard Jean-Lesage
Case postale 19500, succursale Terminus
Québec (Québec) G1K 8J5
Step 4 – Await our decision
After analyzing your application for review, we will either authorize you to drive or uphold the suspension of your driver’s licence.
If our decision is favourable
You will be able to drive again without having to go to one of our service outlets, unless:
If your licence has been expired for 3 years or more, you must pass the proficiency examinationsProficiency examinations allow the SAAQ to check the knowledge and skills of drivers. They include both knowledge and road tests and differ based on the class of driver's licence. They are almost always mandatory when an individual wants to obtain a licence for the first time. (knowledge and road tests) to obtain the desired licence class .
If our decision is unfavourable
You can contest the decision before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec (TAQ) by filing a proceeding within 60 days of the date of our decision.
Last update: May 13, 2022