Changes being implemented to OSMV’s urgent licence cancellation process

The Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles (OSMV) is making a number of changes to how they review unsolicited driver medical fitness reports from medical practitioners, police and the public and how they make subsequent driver medical fitness decisions, including urgent licence cancellations. The changes include strengthening the evidentiary requirements under which OSMV makes an urgent licence cancellation decision. In cases where this threshold is not met, OSMV will use a “Notice to Cancel” approach, which notifies the driver that OSMV is considering a licence cancellation and provides the driver with the opportunity to respond to the concerns raised. Registrants are encouraged to read the full letter from the deputy superintendent here: