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What is a doctor legally able to do regarding a dementia

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What is a doctor legally able to do regarding a dementia patient driving? What is my spousal duty, other than try to enlist a doctor's help in removing a driver's license, regarding the removal of the license and insurance company obligations? My husband has a doctor's appointment in which the doctor has agreed to help in taking away my husband's driver's license. He has a volatile temper so I knew that this was the safest way to make the attempt.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I'll be happy to assist you.

The South Carolina DMV will accept information from courts, police officers, physicians and other DMV personnel about an individual’s potentially unsafe driving. Once they are informed, the DMV, at their discretion, may initiate an investigation regarding an unsafe driver.

Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 1 year ago.

Also, after age 65, a driver must have his or her license renewed every 5 years. In order to get it renewed, he may be required to take a written driving rules test, which may be very difficult for him to pass if he's suffering from dementia.