The Aviation Medical Examiner is the most important professional in the airman's medical certification. As an agency specializing in behavioral medicine, Aviation Psychology works closely with AME's to provide you, the physician, with what you need to certificate the pilots with whom you work.
CFR (FAR) Parts 67.107 (67.207 and 67.307) provide the "Mental Standards" for airmen. This is the area where we can be of most help to you in evaluating a pilot's fitness for certification. In addition to the psychiatric symptoms associated with emotional and behavioral conditions, related incidents of brain injury, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and problematic behaviors may be under review in your examination of a pilot.
Even under the new BasicMed program associated with Third Class Medical Reform, these conditions require evaluation through the AME (or, in the case of BasicMed, the family doctor). We are glad to consult with you regarding your airman patient who may have any condition covered under the standards (see below).