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Participants with Health Issues

Typically, if an individual is physically capable of driving a motor vehicle, they are capable of operating an IID.  The Board of Tests has accommodated the reduction of the required minimum breath volume from 1.5 to 1.2 liters for any participant that makes the request. This is the lowest level of breath volume at which IIDs have been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  

A Participant rarely struggles with producing the required volume, but instead struggle with the anti-circumvention feature of a specific IID.  Therefore, it is recommended that a participant test a demonstration unit of the IID they are interested in installing.  This will help a participant decide whether they will be able to operate the IID on an ongoing basis.  There are many distinct models of IID approved in Oklahoma, which gives a participant a good chance of finding an IID they are comfortable with operating.  Historically, the Board has had numerous IID participants with diminished lung capacity, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, and other limitations, complete IID requirements in the State of Oklahoma.  

Medical Exemptions

Only participants whose driving privileges are suspended pursuant to 47 O.S. §6-205.1(A)(1) are eligible for a medical exemption and such exemption does not grant the individual driving privileges. 

Individuals seeking medical exemption must:

(A) submit a pulmonologist’s certification indicating the person has a                      documented medical condition preventing the person from providing a breath sample of at least one and two-tenths (1.2) Liters; and

(B) enroll in IDAP with the exception of an Installation Verification Form; and

(C) not operate, drive, or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle; and

(D) complete the required program length.

Participants denied medical exemption may appeal the denial.

 

 

Last Modified on Nov 01, 2022
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