Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners Application Process for Medical Certification
Applicant History - Item 18. Medical History p. Suicide attempt
A history of suicidal attempts or suicidal gestures requires further evaluation. The ultimate decision of whether
an applicant with such a history is eligible for medical certification rests with the FAA. The Examiner should
take a supplemental history as indicated, assist in the gathering of medical records related to the incident(s),
and, if the applicant agrees, assist in obtaining psychiatric and/or psychological examinations.
(See Item 47).