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Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by Unregistered, Apr 18, 2013.
Most informative guys. I will write the Secretary!
Would love to hear from Dr. Chen???
Then you'll have to go elsewhere, as he no longer visits here. Try the AOPA Forums or his web site.
OK. Thanks Ron
The same could be said with heart disease or diabetes or many other diseases that require medication to maintain health. As a CFII I have taught more than a few students who have "grounding" conditions that are flying because of a successful appeal.
In other words, never say never.
Define "appeal". Do you mean that they applied for and were granted an SI, or that they were denied and appealed the denial?
And the FAA's argument is that in the case of bipolar and some other psychiatric conditions, the disease directly affects the decision-making center in the brain. That is not true of most other "grounding" conditions.
But generally, I agree with you. No one has control over whether someone else takes their medication for ANY condition on any particular day, and many factors can go into a person's decision. But I'm not FAA (or even an AME). Bruce is the person who could explain their reasoning more fully.