the Ministry of health proposes to amend the system of obtaining a medical certificate drivers. As stated in the draft prepared by the Agency, the requirement of blood or urine for the diagnosis of alcohol use by the driver will determine narcologist (psychiatrist). The decision of the physician must be based on symptoms and syndromes of the disease, which prevents the operation of the vehicle.
In November 2019, the Ministry of health’s decision to expand the scope of research in obtaining the “driving” of the certificate caused the discontent of citizens. In the regions lined up in long lines in narcological and psychoneurological dispensaries.
President Vladimir Putin criticized the decision of the Ministry of health, RIA Novosti reported.