How long must I be seizure free to obtain a drivers license?

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Every state and the District of Columbia closely monitor drivers with documented medical conditions and disabilities. This is especially true for drivers with epilepsy

Waiting Period for Drivers License Following Seizures

All states require drivers with a history of seizures to remain seizure-free for a specified period of time (see accompanying grid) before driving privileges can be reinstated. The driver, in most cases, will also need to submit a physician's evaluation recommending whether or not the he or she is safe to drive.  If driving privileges are returned, the review board may require periodic medical updates.

For more information on handicap driver restrictions contact your local DMV.

Alabama 6 months.
Alaska 6 months.
Arizona 3 months
Arkansas 12 months.
California Either 3 to 5 months (Type II) or 6 months or more (Type III), depending on condition.
Colorado No seizure-free timetable.
Connecticut No seizure-free timetable.
Delaware No seizure-free timetable.
Florida 6 months.
Georgia 12 months.
Hawaii 6 months, with exceptions.
Idaho No seizure-free timetable.
Illinois No seizure-free timetable.
Indiana 12 months.
Iowa 6 months.
Kansas 6 months.
Kentucky 90 days.
Louisiana No seizure-free timetable.
Maine 6 months.
Maryland 3 months, with exceptions.
Massachusetts 6 months.
Michigan 6 months.
Minnesota 6 months
Mississippi 12 months.
Missouri 6 months.
Montana No seizure-free timetable.
Nebraska 3 months.
Nevada 3 months, with exceptions.
New Hampshire 12 months.
New Jersey 12 months, with exceptions.
New Mexico 6 months.
New York 12 months
North Carolina 6 to 12 months, dependent on each individual case.
North Dakota 6 months.
Ohio No seizure-free timetable.
Oklahoma 6 months.
Oregon 3 months.
Pennsylvania 6 months.
Rhode Island 18 months.
South Carolina 6 months.
South Dakota 12 months.
Tennessee 6 or 12 months, dependent on each individual case.
Texas 6 months.
Utah 3 months.
Vermont No seizure-free timetable.
Virginia 6 months.
Washington 6 months, with exceptions.
West Virginia 3 months.
Wisconsin 3 months, with a doctor's recommendation.
Wyoming 3 months.
Washington DC 12 months.

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