Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-11-2017, 09:49 PM   #1
bryan sandlin
Ten Point
 
bryan sandlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: northwest houston
Hunt In: old u.s.m.c. camys
Default seizure policy Texas

what are the rules if you have 2 seizures in about 6 months apart? one doctor at recovery told me I could not drive for 6 weeks. does a neurologist submit a form to the state that clears me? does a hospital call the state and inform them? all new to me. Thanks
bryan sandlin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-11-2017, 10:31 PM   #2
Bowtech38
Ten Point
 
Bowtech38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Belton
Default

I work with a guy that had that happen, took a doc to say he could drive again
Bowtech38 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-11-2017, 11:54 PM   #3
BigL
Pope & Young
 
BigL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Austin
Hunt In: San Saba, Burnet
Default

With the health care privacy acts how does the state even know?
BigL is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-11-2017, 11:59 PM   #4
Lostacresranch
Six Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Default

What caused the seizures, how severe were they, what meds are involved? Also, what dr? Did he report you for some reason? Did you give him permission to release your info? Is this workmans comp?
Lostacresranch is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 02:12 AM   #5
bryan sandlin
Ten Point
 
bryan sandlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: northwest houston
Hunt In: old u.s.m.c. camys
Default

this will be my second one. first was feb. 6 meds are mild. I don't know if this was reported to the state.
bryan sandlin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 06:06 AM   #6
LWD
Ten Point
 
LWD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Grapevine
Hunt In: Young County and anywhere else I can
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bryan sandlin View Post
what are the rules if you have 2 seizures in about 6 months apart? one doctor at recovery told me I could not drive for 6 weeks. does a neurologist submit a form to the state that clears me? does a hospital call the state and inform them? all new to me. Thanks
Has DPS suspended or sought to suspend your driving privileges?

LWD
LWD is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 06:40 AM   #7
flyby
Ten Point
 
flyby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: DFW
Hunt In: Parker County
Default

Take this as opinion, but if you're having seizures, do you feel you should be driving? I know driving is almost a necessity to make a living- but is it worth your life or someone else's if it happens while driving?

Don't know all the regulations on it, but as LE we can submit a form to DPS for a medical advisory board to be convened. A hearing is held to determine if the license is suspended. Have done a few over the past 20+ years, and always feel a little guilt when I do knowing the impact it may have on this person's life- but also weigh it against the effect it could have on others lives.

Fortunately I've never experienced seizures, or had anyone close to me that did, but after seeing people who do have them in the middle of a seizure, and the total loss of control in some cases, I hope I would make the right decisions if I were in that position. Lots of options available- family, friends, uber, etc. Lives can be at stake, and that's a moral burden to bare if the worst happens.

Good luck, and prayers for your health.
flyby is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 08:41 AM   #8
bryan sandlin
Ten Point
 
bryan sandlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: northwest houston
Hunt In: old u.s.m.c. camys
Default

I have started anti-seizure med last week. and I don't want to hurt anyone if it takes place behind the wheel. but setting here is driving me crazy.
bryan sandlin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 10:47 AM   #9
coy-ote
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: la vernia tx
Hunt In: Dimmit county
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyby View Post
Take this as opinion, but if you're having seizures, do you feel you should be driving? I know driving is almost a necessity to make a living- but is it worth your life or someone else's if it happens while driving?



Don't know all the regulations on it, but as LE we can submit a form to DPS for a medical advisory board to be convened. A hearing is held to determine if the license is suspended. Have done a few over the past 20+ years, and always feel a little guilt when I do knowing the impact it may have on this person's life- but also weigh it against the effect it could have on others lives.



Fortunately I've never experienced seizures, or had anyone close to me that did, but after seeing people who do have them in the middle of a seizure, and the total loss of control in some cases, I hope I would make the right decisions if I were in that position. Lots of options available- family, friends, uber, etc. Lives can be at stake, and that's a moral burden to bare if the worst happens.



Good luck, and prayers for your health.

Yep as a retired Leo I submitted several people to the MAB for either diminished mental faculties or some type of medical issue it is hard to tell someone that but if they hit your family or run you over only other person loses


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
coy-ote is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 11:05 AM   #10
big papa
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: East Texas
Default

There is no obligation in The State of Texas for a physician to notify DPS of your seizures but the can. Texas Law requires you to be seizure free for 3 months before driving. Most states require 6 months. So in Texas you get lucky in that aspect. If you need more information, just PM me.
big papa is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 12:15 PM   #11
bryan sandlin
Ten Point
 
bryan sandlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: northwest houston
Hunt In: old u.s.m.c. camys
Default

I know that I will wait to drive until the meds are working. not going to steal from others. that will be the same if one takes place when behind the wheel.
bryan sandlin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 12:34 PM   #12
Rich...
Eight Point
 
Rich...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Paris
Hunt In: Lamar Co.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by big papa View Post
There is no obligation in The State of Texas for a physician to notify DPS of your seizures but the can. Texas Law requires you to be seizure free for 3 months before driving. Most states require 6 months. So in Texas you get lucky in that aspect. If you need more information, just PM me.
That's interesting. My neurologist told me texas required 6 months.
Rich... is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 12:56 PM   #13
WTucker
Six Point
 
WTucker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Orangefield
Hunt In: Hardin County
Default

My wife's neurologist told her the law was 6 months without a seizure.
WTucker is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 03:30 PM   #14
dustoffer
Pope & Young
 
dustoffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Seguin, Tx
Hunt In: S/Central Tx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich... View Post
That's interesting. My neurologist told me texas required 6 months.
My d-i-l has seizure disorder. some years ago it was a 1-yr grounding based on the doc's assessment of likelihood of recurrence. It is now 6 months.
dustoffer is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 03:51 PM   #15
Hawgdog374
Four Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Default

Not everyone will report to DPS. But if you have a accident after the doctor tells you not to drive, the civil side will bankrupt you beyond belief. Not worth losing everything you have worked for all of your life. Besides that how would you feel by having a accident and killing someone and having to live with that.
Hawgdog374 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 04:09 PM   #16
bryan sandlin
Ten Point
 
bryan sandlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: northwest houston
Hunt In: old u.s.m.c. camys
Default

the doctor told me 6 WEEKS!
bryan sandlin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 04:45 PM   #17
RR 314
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawgdog374 View Post
Not everyone will report to DPS. But if you have a accident after the doctor tells you not to drive, the civil side will bankrupt you beyond belief. Not worth losing everything you have worked for all of your life. Besides that how would you feel by having a accident and killing someone and having to live with that.
This is particularly true when you have posed the question in an open forum with your given name as your screen name. Best of luck/wishes with your health and be very careful for the sake of all--including yourself.
RR 314 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 05:59 PM   #18
krisw
Pope & Young
 
krisw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hughes Springs, TX
Hunt In: Cass County
Default

I've got epilepsy. My dr has always told me the law required 6 months seizure free. Are you seeing a neurologist? Or just a GP? What medicine did they put you on? It should be in therapeutic levels pretty quickly.
krisw is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 06:20 PM   #19
tex4k
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Big Lake TX.
Hunt In: Reagan, Upton, Crockett, and Uvalde counties
Default

I can't say how the whole procedure works but did have two different friends that had unexplained seizures, doc told them no driving, about 2 weeks later they received a notice of suspension of do from dps, after 6 months or so their license was reinstated, second friend had 2 seizures after reinstatement, his license was suspended for 2 years after that but has had no further seizures and is now back to driving legally.
tex4k is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 07:33 PM   #20
12RingKing
Pope & Young
 
12RingKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lake Jackson
Hunt In: The Grocery Store...
Default

This sounds like a great example of government over reach.
12RingKing is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2017, 10:12 AM   #21
big papa
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: East Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coy-ote View Post
Yep as a retired Leo I submitted several people to the MAB for either diminished mental faculties or some type of medical issue it is hard to tell someone that but if they hit your family or run you over only other person loses


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I'm not retired but I have had to do the same as you several times. It always makes me feel crappy. You are right. It is certainly better to do that considering the possible other outcomes.
big papa is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2017, 10:14 AM   #22
big papa
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: East Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krisw View Post
I've got epilepsy. My dr has always told me the law required 6 months seizure free. Are you seeing a neurologist? Or just a GP? What medicine did they put you on? It should be in therapeutic levels pretty quickly.
Until a couple of years ago Texas was a 6 month statement. But a few years ago (no very many) it changed to a 3 month state.
big papa is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com