FAA Medical Denial for ADHD

Have you received a FAA medical denial for ADHD?

Let’s analyze how you got to a denial and what can be done to appeal the denial.

At least three questions on the FAA medical application (Form 8500-8) can identify to the FAA that an individual potentially has a history of ADHD. Specifically, those questions are question 17 (the question about “current use” of medications), question 18m (the question about “mental disorders of any sort”), and question 19 (the question about visits to healthcare professionals in the past 3 years). (more…)

How to Prevent a FAA Medical Denial?

How to prevent a FAA medical denial is a question frequently asked of The Ison Law Firm by airmen. What is the most critical step to preventing a FAA medical denial? Preparation. Time and time again, airmen will complete their Form 8500-8, get examined by their Aviation Medical Examiner (“AME”), pay their fee to the AME, and then learn that their medical history requires “deferral” to and evaluation by the FAA’s Office of Aerospace Medicine in Oklahoma City. (more…)