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Are There Any Driving Restrictions for Neurocardiogenic Heart Syncope Patients in Louisiana?

    Symptoms

    • Neurocardiogenic syncope is a fainting disorder that occurs primarily when a person moves from a sitting to a standing position. This disorder affects mostly young, healthy people in their teens and early 20s. Neurocardiogenic syncope is a common fainting disorder thought to be caused by a miscommunication of signals between the heart and the brain.

    Law

    • Louisiana Law RS 32:1516 Section B, states that people with a physical or mental disorder causing loss of consciousness and impairing their ability to drive safely are ineligible to receive a driver's license. The secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals determines which disorders may impair a person's ability to drive safely.

    Application

    • Application for a driver's license can be made at any local Department of Motor Vehicles office in Louisiana. Applicants with impairments must present physicians' documentation upon application. The department makes determinations on a case-by-case basis and an appeals process is available.



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