Hyperthyroidism

Endocrine System—Hyperthyroidism

HyperthyroidismAt the time of your next examination, you will need to provide your aviation medical examiner with the following information that will be forwarded to the FAA for certification approval:

  • Thyroid function studies.
  • Current status letter from treating physician to include date diagnosed, symptoms, current condition and complete medication information with comments of any side effects.

AASI for Hyperthyroidism

After initial certification by FAA staff doctors, subsequent renewals qualify for AME Assisted Special Issuance (AASI), a process that provides examiners the ability to issue an airman medical certificate to an applicant who has a medical condition that is disqualifying under 14 CFR Part 67.

The authorization letter received from FAA, granted in accordance with part 67 ( 14 CFR Part 67.401), is accompanied by attachments that specify what information the treating physician(s) must provide for the renewal issuance.

Examiners may issue renewal of an airman medical certificate if the applicant provides the following:

  • An authorization granted by the FAA.
  • Thyroid function studies performed within last 90 days.
  • Medication information with comments about any side effects.
  • Doctor statement regarding any other associated problems, such as cardiac dysrhythmia.

The examiner should defer to the AMCD or Region if:

  • The thyroid function studies are elevated and suggestive of inadequate treatment.
  • Symptoms of associated illness, such as cardiac dysrhythmia, have developed.

How/Where to Submit to the FAA

Helps you find the contact information for submitting your medical records.

Updated October 27, 2009