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Medical Appeals

Some medical conditions can affect a person’s ability to drive safely. SGI’s Medical Review Unit (MRU) assesses and monitors drivers who have medical conditions that may affect their ability to safely operate a vehicle. The MRU may determine that a medical condition is affecting an individual’s driving ability and apply restrictions or suspend driving privileges. Additional information about the MRU can be found on SGI's website.

What am I appealing?
You are appealing the sanction SGI’s Medical Review Unit (MRU) has placed on your driver’s licence (i.e., suspension, annual medical report, annual road test, etc.) and the Driver Ability Assessment. Additional information about the Driver Ability Assessment can be found on SGI's website.

Who can appeal?
If you are affected by a decision made by the MRU, you can appeal to the HTB.

Filing an appeal
To file an appeal, send a letter to the HTB requesting an appeal and the reasons why you are appealing.

Once the HTB receives your letter and all other pertinent information (supporting documents), you will be contacted to arrange a date and time for the appeal hearing.

Driver’s licence appeal hearings are conducted in person and take place in Regina or Saskatoon.

Information the HTB will consider at the hearing
Board members will consider the following information:

  • The MRU’s rationale for their decision
  • SGI letters
  • Medical report from a medical physician
  • Physical examination
  • Driver’s licence medical reports
  • Driver evaluation/assessment report

What to expect at the hearing
You will appear in person before three Board members. The hearing is informal, scheduled during the day and will take approximately 30 minutes of your time.

The Board members will:

  • ask you questions regarding the action taken by SGI against your driver’s licence;
  • measure the risk to public safety versus the impact on your suspension; and
  • make a decision on what is in the public’s best interest.

Decisions
The HTB can either maintain, alter or reverse SGI’s decision. After the hearing, a letter will be sent to you by mail within one week advising you of the HTB’s decision. Decisions reached by the HTB with regards to your appeal are final and binding.