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33 yo man, diagnosed with epilepsy
He is medically qualified to drive ๐Ÿ” / ๐Ÿ“บ / ๐ŸŒณ / ๐Ÿ“–

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submitted by โˆ—feliperamirez(45)

This varies among states but in most of the states a 1-2 year free seizure period is required for epileptic patients to get their license

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baja_blast  Didn't realize I was in law school +44

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submitted by โˆ—breis(56)

I am not 100% on this being correct, but I briefly remember a Psychiatrist saying that the patient has to be seizure free for 6 months minimum and preferred to have no seizure within the last 3 years to be asymptomatic. Do with that information what you will. but for Boards: 3 years.

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suckitnbme  Question stem also implies that the patient has been driving already. "has not had any collisions while driving his personal motor vehicle". +19
cbreland  Also 10 years is a really long time. Just didn't seem like a good answer +1
vetafig692  In the U.S., people with epilepsy can drive if their seizures are controlled with medication or other treatment and they meet the licensing requirements in their state. How long they have to be free of seizures varies in different states, but it is most likely to be between three months and a year. +

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submitted by mhmdreyad(4)

i think this is because last time it was tonic-clonic seaziues so he just ask if carbamazepine cove it or not

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utap2001  To get a driver's license in most (U.S.) states, a person with epilepsy must be free of seizures that affect consciousness for a certain period of time. The seizure-free period varies from state to state. In some states, this period can be shorter if under doctorยดs supervision. For example, Florida recently changed the seizure-free period from 6 months to 12 months. +1

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