Drivers not physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle as required by 49 CFR 391.41, may apply for a Colorado State Patrol, Intrastate Medical Waiver. The authority to issue medical waivers was adopted by Colorado under the authority of 42-4-235, CRS. Applicants may obtain a medical waiver packet by contacting the Colorado State Patrol, Motor Carrier Safety Section, located at 15075 South Golden Road, Golden, Colorado 80401, or by phone at (303) 273-1875.
A medical waiver may be issued if the applicant currently drives a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or greater, which includes Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or greater, when the towed unit has a GVWR of 10,001 pounds or more by itself; OR a bus designed to transport sixteen or more passengers including the driver, this includes school and church buses. Individuals must currently hold a Commercial Driver's License, or be in the process of obtaining a Commercial Driver's License. A medical waiver will not be issued to persons who do not meet these requirements. Waivers are issued to individuals who have failed to meet the requirements of 49 CFR 391.41 for the following conditions:
391.41(b)(1)and(b)(2)-Loss of limb;
391.41(b)(3)-Clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control;
A medical waiver cannot be issued for multiple disqualifying conditions.