FAA eases burden for many pilots with ADHD history

 ADHD in the News 2023-09-14

The new guidance from the FAA to aviation medical examiners now identifies certain histories of ADHD diagnosis and/or medication usage for which AMEs can issue medical certificates. Virtually all applications for a medical certificate (FAA Form 8500-8, also known as MedXPress) that included any ADHD history previously required an extensive, expensive, and time-consuming review process typically handled by FAA staff in Washington, D.C.