Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS

Medical Cases

final_rule_faa_2016_9157.pdf
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FAA regulations pertaining to medical standards and certification may be found at 14 CFR Part 67

 

FAA guide for Aviation Medical Examiners - Application Process for Medical Certification and 

Medical Certification Decision Making

 

ADHD and the FAA by Warren Silberman

ADHD - FAA Website 

 

Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Pharmaceuticals (Therapeutic Medications)

 

FAA_Form_8500-8_Medical_App.pdf
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Requirement to file a written report of any conviction for a drug- or alcohol-related traffic offense OR the denial, cancellation, suspension, or revocation of your driver's license related to such an offense

FAA Civil Aviation Security Division - Oklahoma City - no later than 60 days after the conviction or motor vehicle agency action

 

Consequences are under 14 CFR 61.15

 

Settlement Policy for Commercial Pilots in Drug and Alcohol Testing Cases

 

FAA Frequently Asked Questions

 

Excellent articles on Medical Issues in AOPA magazine by Dr. Warren Silberman

and Dr. Jonathan M. Sackier

 

CACI - Conditions AME Can Issue - as of January 2017 there are 16 conditions identified by the FAA, previously requiring approval from the Aerospace Medical Certification Division in Oklahoma City, that can now be issued by the AME at the tme of the flight physical

 

Your AME can make the call without deferral to the Federal Air Surgeon prior to granting your medical certificate in these instances (talk to your AME BEFORE filling out medical application online):

- Asthma that is uncomplicated and has not necessitated frequent emergency-room visits or hospitalizations - asthma

- Diet-controlled Diabetes Mellitus - Pre-diabetes

- High blood pressure - Hypertension

- A solitary kidney stone that has passed with no retained stones

- Retained kidney stone(s)

- Chronic kidney disease

- Uncomplicated peptic ulcer 

- Arthritis

- Bladder Cancer 

- Colitis

- Glaucoma

- Hepatitis C - Chronic

- Hypothyroidism

- Migraine and Chronic Headache

- Prostate Cancer

- Renal Cancer

- Mitral valve repair

- Testicular Cancer

 

BasicMed Begins May 1, 2017  

April 24- General aviation pilots can now prepare to fly under BasicMed without holding a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements. They can fly under BasicMed beginning on May 1, the effective date of the January 10 final rule. It offers pilots an alternative to the FAA's medical qualification process for third class medical certificates, while keeping general aviation pilots safe and flying affordable.

General aviation pilots may take advantage of the regulatory relief in the BasicMed rule or opt to continue to use their FAA medical certificate. Under BasicMed, a pilot will be required to complete a medical education course every two years, undergo a medical examination every four years, and comply with aircraft and operating restrictions. For example, pilots using BasicMed cannot operate an aircraft with more than six people onboard and the aircraft must not weigh more than 6,000 pounds.

 

A pilot flying under the BasicMed rule must:·      
 

 

  • possess a valid driver's license;
  • consent to a National Driver Register check;
  • have held a medical certificate that was valid at any time after July 15, 2006;
  • have not had the most recently held medical certificate revoked, suspended, or withdrawn;
  • have not had the most recent application for airman medical certification completed and denied;
  • have taken a BasicMed online medical education course within the past 24 calendar months;
  • have completed a comprehensive medical examination with any state-licensed physician within the past 48 months;
  • have been found eligible for special issuance of a medical certificate for certain specified mental health, neurological, or cardiovascular conditions, when applicable; and
  • not fly for compensation or hire.

 

Pilots can read and print the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist and learn about online BasicMed online medical courses at www.faa.gov/go/BasicMed.

 

For the Physician - Understanding BasicMed - AOPA

BASICMED.docx
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basicmed_faq.pdf
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FAA_Form_8700-2.pdf
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AC_68-1A.pdf
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JulAug2017.pdf
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AOPABasicMed_FAQs_BasicMedQuestions.pdf
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AOPABasicMed_Physicians_Guide.pdf
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AOPABasicMed_Pilot_and_Physicians_Guide.[...]
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AC 120-68G - Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996

The Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA), as amended, was enacted to ensure that air carriers and air operators adequately investigate a pilot’s background before allowing that pilot to conduct commercial air carrier flights. Under PRIA, a hiring employer cannot place a pilot into service until he or she obtains and reviews the last 5 years of the pilot’s background and other safety-related records as specified in PRIA.

This advisory circular (AC) is supplemented by the current edition of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 8000.88, PRIA Guidance for FAA Inspectors, and numerous other documents available on the PRIA Web site at http://www.faa.gov/pilots/lic_cert/pria. These sources of detailed information related to PRIA provide invaluable assistance to the certificate holder or others concerning the PRIA records request process as well as other compliance issues.

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