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Ombudsman urges changes to provincial monitoring of drivers' medical conditions

CFRA News staff

The Ontario Ombudsman is urging the province to make changes to its system for monitoring drivers who may have dangerous medical conditions.

The report was spurred by the story of a Hamilton man who caused an collision that killed three people in 2009 while he had severe, debilitating low blood sugar caused by his diabetes.

Ombudsman Andre Marin found the problem was that the man's driver's licence wasn't suspended until 18 months after the crash.

The Ombudsman received several complaints and is now asking for a review of how medical conditions are monitored and improvements to the renewal program to ensure medical information is kept up-to-date.

Read the full report here.

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