Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Application Process for Medical Certification

Applicant History - Item 18. Medical History: l. Neurological disorders; epilepsy, seizures, stroke, paralysis, etc.

The applicant should provide history and treatment, pertinent medical records, current status report and medication. The Examiner should obtain details about such a history and report the results. An established diagnosis of epilepsy, a transient loss of control of nervous system function(s), or a disturbance of consciousness is a basis for denial no matter how remote the history. Like all other conditions of aeromedical concern, the history surrounding the event is crucial. Certification is possible if a satisfactory explanation can be established. (See Item 46).

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