My mom had a neuro psych eval got diagnosed with Major Cognitive Impairment and that doctor notified the DMV. A letter came stating her license would be revoked and she had 45 days to give a questionnaire to her "personal physician". Original thread is here:
Well, I ended up telling my mom about the letter. She was very angry at the neuro-psych doctor but told me to go ahead and take the letter to her primary care doctor. She did not want me to take it to the neurologist.
I took the letter into the PC office and they immediately told me I had to take it to Neurology. Probably the big bold heading on the form that said NEUROLOGY. The neurology dept is in the same complex so I headed over to them.
The nurse practitioner and my mom's neurologist's nurse took me into one of the exam rooms and explained to me that they would NOT fill out the form because once another physician informs the DMV someone is not safe to drive their doctors do not contest it due to liability issues.
It was confusing to me. But the nurse practitioner was very familiar with the form and explained that it is only used if the person is contesting the decision of the DMV. She said all my mom's doctor would do is write a referral for a specialty driving evaluation that is done at a hospital in Pensacola. It's much more than driving it's like another neuro-psych eval, and the NP said the original decision is rarely over-turned.
I thanked them for the info and left. Came home and when I was able to talk to my mom (she lost her phone the first day there which is a post for a different day) I informed her and she was BEYOND livid! She started screaming how she NEVER should have agreed to the neuro-psych eval and that she was STILL going to drive no matter what, she just had a complete fit.
Told me to send her the form and she was going to fly back to Florida and do the evaluation and then go back to PA.
What she ultimately does remains to be seen, but I do not want to help her facilitate ANY of this- travel plans, airport runs, a two hour drive one way to Pensacola.... no. I'm not doing it just because my mom is throwing a tantrum. I know damn well she should not be driving.
So.... anyone in Florida who find themselves in a similar position, that is how FL law works. The initial letter is confusing because it reads as though they (the DMV) are still assessing the case, when in reality they have already determined the report to them was credible, and the letter is to inform of revocation, and give a chance to contest. My mom's own doctors won't contest it.
I just don't know what to do about my mom's rage. Ignoring it seems like the best option at the moment.