Report a medically unfit driver: Police, citizens

Police, Citizens

Learn about the medical reporting process for police in Ontario.

Police

Police officers who want to report a medically unfit driver can:

  • fill out a reporting form
  • provide a report on police service letterhead

Reporting form

Police may use the Driver Information – Request for Driver’s Licence Review form to report drivers who come to their attention through investigation of:

  • Collision
  • Public complaint; and/or
  • Poor/erratic driving behaviour.

Police can complete the form and fax the original to MTO’s Driver Improvement Office at 416-235-3400 or 1-800-304-7889. This form asks for key information the ministry needs to make informed decisions on whether drivers pose a threat to road safety.

Reports can be faxed to the ministry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Police Service Letterhead

Police may also report drivers with medical conditions using police service letterhead. These reports must include:

  • Name, date of birth, gender and driver’s licence number,
  • Investigating officer’s observations of the individual that lead to the report, and
  • Investigating officer’s name and badge number.

Driver’s reported on police letterhead will be treated in the same manner as those reported using the Driver Information – Request for Driver’s Licence Review form.

Citizens

Citizens concerned about an individual’s medical fitness to drive, should discuss their concerns with a physician or the police depending on the circumstances and their relationship with the driver. The physician/police can then make the determination whether a report should be made to the ministry.

Contact the ministry

By mail:

Ministry of Transportation
Driver Improvement Office
Medical Review Section
77 Wellesley St. W, Box 589
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N3

By phone: 416-235-1773 or 1-800-268-1481 (within Ontario)

By fax: 416-235-3400 or 1-800-304-7889

By email: DriverImprovementOffice@ontario.ca

Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday

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