Appealing Your Medical Suspension


Manitoba (12/2023)

February 10, 2023


On February 10, 2023 under the Drivers and Vehicles and Highway Traffic Act, the Medical Review Committee Fee Regulation came into force.

The Medical Review Committee Fee Regulation sets the appeal fee under subsection 18.7(1) of the Drivers and Vehicles Act for making an appeal to the medical review committee to $50.

The Medical Review Committee provides an appeal process in cases where a person’s driver’s licence has been suspended, cancelled or refused on medical grounds by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. In making their decision, the Committee must ensure that in all cases the safety of the general public is considered above the exceptional hardship that will result if the suspension, cancellation or refusal to issue a licence remains in effect. The Highway Traffic Act further provides for the Medical Review Committee to hear appeals in cases where a physically disabled person’s parking permit has been denied or canceled by Manitoba Possible.

The Medical Review Committee conducts hearings and determines whether the standards, as set out by the Canadian Medical Association and the National Safety Code, are applied in a fair and equitable manner, and whether an exception to the rule may be made. The Committee may confirm, quash or vary the decision of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles or Manitoba Possible.

Manitoba Possible, formerly the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, is a nonprofit providing services to Manitobans with disabilities and their families and communities.

The Canadian Medical Association is a national, voluntary association of physicians and medical learners that advocates on national health matters. Its primary mandate is to drive positive change in health care by advocating on key health issues facing doctors and their patients.

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