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Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Decision Considerations - Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 28. Mouth and Throat

The following lists the most common conditions of aeromedical significance, and course of action that should be taken by the examiner as defined by the protocol and disposition in the table. Medical certificates must not be issued to an applicant with medical conditions that require deferral, or for any condition not listed that may result in sudden or subtle incapacitation without consulting the AMCD or the RFS. Medical documentation must be submitted for any condition in order to support an issuance of an airman medical certificate.

Submit all pertinent medical information and current status report
Item 28 Medical Dispositions
Disease/Condition Class Evaluation Data Disposition
Any malformation or condition, including stuttering, that would impair voice communication All Requires FAA Decision
Palate: Extensive adhesion of the soft palate to the pharynx All Submit all pertinent medical information and current status report. See Protocol for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Requires FAA Decision

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