Florida requires drivers to have been 6 months seizure free and, if taking medications, demonstrate that they are compliant with taking them – this requires a blood test showing the anti-epilepsy drug to be in the effective range. Often, an EEG is required, and a form will need to be completed by their neurologist.
Background: Applicants or licensed drivers must be seizure free for a period of two years before having their license issued or reinstated, but may apply at the end of six months to be reconsidered by the Board for issuance or reinstatement if they are under regular medical supervision and seizure free.
Applicants or licensed drivers with “petit mal,” absence seizures, and partial seizures with complex symptomology will also be subject to these guidelines. An applicant or licensed driver with an isolated seizure with a normal electroencephalogram may be reconsidered by the Board at the end of three months.