Changes to Mandatory Medical Assessments

The Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) is making changes to the medical assessment that is required for drivers aged 75 to determine their ability to drive. A new mandatory self-declaration of medical information form is now sent to drivers who turn 75. This form replaces the medical examination report and the eye examination report that were previously requested.

Only drivers who declare a medical condition that may not be compatible with safe driving will be asked to undergo an examination by a health care professional.

The SAAQ is adapting its procedures in order to improve customer service and efficiency while continuing to ensure road safety.

For more information, read the press release entitled Contrôles médicaux obligatoires : simplifier la vie des clients (in French only) or visit the State of Health and Driver's Licences webpage.