Sec. 1. The commissioner shall create a driver licensing medical advisory board.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.208-2003, SEC.3.
Sec. 2. The board consists of five (5) members, of whom:
(1) two (2) members must have unlimited licenses to practice medicine in Indiana, including one (1) neurologist with expertise in epilepsy; and
(2) one (1) member must be licensed as an optometrist.
The board members serve at the pleasure of the commissioner.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.208-2003, SEC.4.
Travel expenses; per diem salaries
Sec. 3. A board member is entitled to be reimbursed for travel expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of the member's duties and is also entitled to receive a salary per diem as prescribed by the budget agency.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.208-2003, SEC.5.
Sec. 4. The board shall provide the commissioner and the office of traffic safety created by IC 9-27-2-2 with assistance in the administration of Indiana driver licensing laws, including:
(1) providing guidance to the commissioner in the area of licensing drivers with health or other problems that may adversely affect a driver's ability to operate a vehicle safely;
(2) recommending factors to be used in determining qualifications and ability for issuance and retention of a driver's license; and
Requests for assistance
Sec. 5. The commissioner may request assistance from any of the board members at any time.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.208-2003, SEC.7.
Immunity from civil action
Sec. 6. A member of the board is exempt from a civil action arising or thought to arise from an action taken in good faith as a member of the board.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.208-2003, SEC.8.
Practice of medicine
Sec. 7. The evaluation of medical reports for the commissioner by a member of the board does not constitute the practice of medicine. This chapter does not authorize a person to engage in the practice of the healing arts or the practice of medicine as defined by law.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.208-2003, SEC.9.