The AME is delegated authority to:
Authority of Aviation Medical Examiners
- Examine applicants for, and holders of, airman medical certificates to determine whether or not they meet the medical standards for the issuance of an airman medical certificate.
- Issue or deny airman medical certificates to applicants or holders of such certificates based upon whether or not they meet the applicable medical standards. The medical standards are found in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 67.
A medical certificate issued by an AME is considered to be affirmed as issued unless, within 60 days after date of issuance (date of examination), it is reversed by the Federal Air Surgeon, a RFS, or the Manager, AMCD. However, if the FAA requests additional information from the applicant within 60 days after the issuance, the above named officials have 60 days after receipt of the additional information to reverse the issuance.
Standard Aviation Medical Examiner Letter of Denial (MS Word)
Denial Letter Full Version with Macros
(NOTE: These denial letters supercede the former Form 8500-2).