Due to the second wave of COVID-19, RoadSafetyBC will temporarily stop issuing age-based Driver Medical Examination Reports (DMERs) as of December 16, 2020. Age-based DMERs are those that are regularly scheduled and initiated when a citizen turns 80 and every 2 years thereafter.
To ensure road safety, the following DMERs must still be completed:
- Age-based DMERs issued before December 16, 2020
- DMERs related to high-risk drivers in BC, regardless of age
- DMERs for commercial drivers
Doctors can continue to use virtual care to complete DMERs subject to their capability and determination of suitability.
As well, doctors should continue reporting high-risk medically compromised drivers to RoadSafetyBC for review and provide all documentation requested by RoadSafetyBC.
RoadSafetyBC will continue to monitor the current environment and will re-activate age based DMERs at an appropriate time.
For more information, visit RoadSafetyBC’s recently revised Driver Medical Fitness website for medical professionals.