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drivers licence and sleep apena

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huffnpuffing +0 points · almost 2 years ago Original Poster

general discussion is on use of cpap machines and issues associated with using them.however suffering with sleep apnea may need to be alerted to licencing department and insurance co. i have to report yearly my apnea control for my truck licence. my ex sister inlaw has to report to the car insurance co. yearly. maybe prudent to check if you have to declare you suffer from sleep apnea. if found out after an accident you may have a bad outcome.

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · almost 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Hi huffnpuffing,

I hadn't thought about the issue of insurance companies.

I might have to go back and read the fine print.

This whole thing gets to be such a quagmire.

Old discussion about Australian license

Recent discussion about American license

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 25 days ago Sleep Enthusiast

Licences and jobs can be adversely affected by an Apnea diagnosis in a number of countries across the globe so it is relevant to this forum.

For much of my life, I have been switching my driving license back and forth between states because in Australia vehicle licenses are our primary form of identification and the one license we are permitted has to be based in a single state.

With the last switch, the inclusion of Apnea invoked the full investigation, approval, and monitoring process that I have been concerned about for some time.

The outcome, for me, was inconvenient and costly but essentially has very little immediate impact on my license conditions but it did establish perpetual accountability and surveillance which is largely dependent on my regular doctor.

I'm not sure how that will play out into the future because I don't have a 'regular doctor'.

It is frustrating that these old presumptions, only one state, a single residence, a personal doctor, still persist in most official circles.

On the other subject raised above, (Insurance) having an Apnea diagnosis would probably impact on health and travel insurance but I couldn't see any reference on my vehicle or property insurance policies that they required personal health information although I imagine that if the licensing authorities were not informed the insurance company might take the view that the license was invalid.

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