A prescription from a physician is required. The prescription should state, "Occupational Therapy for Driver's Evaluation" and should also indicate the client's diagnosis.
The results of the Driver Evaluation are faxed to the physician. Clients who "pass" are instructed to talk with their physician before they resume driving. Clients who need further training are scheduled. Clients who fail are also told to contact their physician. If a physician feels based on all the information on hand that a patient should not drive, he/she should notify the Secretary of State. In Illinois, a physician, the police, or a court can revoke a person's license. A physician is responsible to report any driver he/she believes to be unsafe. Our purpose is to provide the physician with information to assist with this important decision.