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Will the FAA pull medical records?

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On 7/28/2022 at 7:55 AM, Cpatterson said:

I have hypertension and take blood pressure meds. When I disclose this during my medical will they then pull my medical records from my primary care physician? 

The FAA will not subpoena your medicalrecords; however, you may have to provide additional medical evidence (documentation) to be issued a medical certificate. Hypertension, along with medication, is a significant condition your AME may want to explore further.

The practical test standards (PTS) outline standards each pilot must adhere. Likewise, the FAA Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners outlines standards they must follow. The Aviation Medical Examiner’s Handbook guidance shows the algorithm (decision tool) they use to issue or defer a medical certificate. The link to their handbook is listed below. 





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