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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 246* MOTOR VEHICLES
Sec. 14-45. Change of address notice by holder of operator's license or identity card. IV-D support cases. Penalty.

(a) A person holding (1) a license for the operation of a motor vehicle, issued by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in accordance with section 14-36, or (2) an identity card, issued by said commissioner in accordance with section 1-1h, shall notify the commissioner within forty-eight hours of any change of such person's address. The notification shall include such person's old address and new address. (754)

(b) In IV-D support cases, as defined in subdivision (13) of subsection (b) of section 46b-231, upon written notification by the Department of Social Services that the address listed for the holder of a motor vehicle operator's license or the holder of an identity card is incorrect, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall notify the operator that the correct address must be furnished to the department. The commissioner shall refuse to issue or renew a motor vehicle operator's license if the address furnished by the applicant is determined to be incorrect. The department shall notify the Department of Social Services of the current address of holders of motor vehicle operator's licenses when a change of address is reported. (755)

(c) Failure of the holder of a motor vehicle operator's license or identity card to give the notice required by this section shall be an infraction. (756)

Sec. 14-45a. Regulations re standards for licensing of persons with health problems, referrals to medical advisory board, vision standards. Vision screenings. (757)(Text)

(a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, concerning the licensing of persons with health problems. Such regulations shall (1) include basic standards for licensing decisions with respect to the most common and recurrent health problems, such as visual and neurological impairments, (2) include procedures for the referral of individual cases to the medical advisory board, and (3) specify vision standards that are necessary for a person to operate a motor vehicle safely. (758)

(b) Prior to issuing a motor vehicle operator's license to a person who has not previously been issued a license in this state or has not operated a motor vehicle within the preceding two years, the commissioner may require such person to pass a vision screening to determine if the person meets vision standards specified in the regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. (759)

Sec. 14-46. Report re persons with chronic health or vision problems. (760)(Text)

Any physician, physician assistant licensed pursuant to chapter 370 or advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 378 may report to the Department of Motor Vehicles, in writing, the name, age and address of any person diagnosed by him or her to have any chronic health problem which in his or her judgment will significantly affect the person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, or to have recurrent periods of unconsciousness uncontrolled by medical treatment. Any optometrist may report to the department, in writing, the name, age and address of any person known by the optometrist to have a vision problem which in the optometrist's judgment will significantly affect the person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Such reports shall be for the information of the commissioner in enforcing state motor vehicle laws, and shall be kept confidential and used solely for the purpose of determining the eligibility of any person to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this state. No civil action may be brought against any person who, in good faith, provides a report pursuant to this section. (761)

Sec. 14-46a. Motor Vehicle Operator's License Medical Advisory Board: Definitions. (762)(Text)

As used in sections 14-46b to 14-46g, inclusive, "board" means the Motor Vehicle Operator's License Medical Advisory Board established under section 14-46b, "commissioner" means the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, and "department" means the Department of Motor Vehicles. (763)

Sec. 14-46b. Establishment of board. Membership. Compensation. Executive session. (764)(Text)

(a) There is established within the department a Motor Vehicle Operator's License Medical Advisory Board which shall advise the commissioner on the medical aspects and concerns of licensing operators of motor vehicles. The board shall consist of not less than eight members or more than fifteen members appointed by the commissioner from a list of nominees submitted by the Connecticut State Medical Society and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. The Connecticut State Medical Society shall submit nominees representing the specialties of (1) general medicine or surgery, (2) internal medicine, (3) cardiovascular medicine, (4) neurology or neurological surgery, (5) ophthalmology, (6) orthopedics, and (7) psychiatry. The Connecticut Association of Optometrists shall submit nominees representing the specialty of optometry. (765)

(b) Initially, three members shall be appointed for a two-year term, three members for a three-year term and the remainder of the members for a four-year term. Appointments thereafter shall be for four-year terms. Any vacancy shall be filled by the commissioner for the unexpired portion of a term. The commissioner shall designate the chairman of the board. (766)

(c) Board members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses or services incurred in performing their duties, including the giving of testimony at any administrative hearing when requested by the commissioner. Physicians who are not members of the board and conduct examinations at the request of the board shall be compensated for these examinations. (767)

(d) The board shall meet at the call of the commissioner at least twice a year. Special meetings may be held to fulfill the responsibilities specified in section 14-46c. (768)

(e) Any meeting of the board in which the medical condition of any individual is discussed for purposes of making a recommendation on his fitness to operate a motor vehicle shall be held in executive session. (769)

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