Upon receipt by the Department of notification from a designated insurance carrier on Form DS-243 that it desires to have a person's ability to drive safely recertified in accordance with Section 17 of the Georgia Assigned Risk Plan, the following procedure will prevail:
(a) The insurance carrier shall specifically set out the reasons for the recertification request, which shall be reviewed by the Department. The request shall be signed by an authorized representative of the insurance carrier.
(b) Upon review by the Department, the recertification request shall be forwarded to the District Supervisor of the district in which the licensee resides, who shall conduct an investigation of the licensee and submit a report of findings as to the licensee's physical or mental condition to the Department. If the investigation reveals that there is no basis for requiring the licensee to be recertified, the insurance carrier will be notified accordingly.
(c) If the investigation of the licensee warrants further action, the Department shall issue a notice to the licensee advising that his or her driving ability has been placed in question and requesting that, in accordance with the Georgia Assigned Risk Plan, he or she submit to a reexamination of driving ability to consist of a visual test, rules of the road test, and driving performance test.
(d) The Department shall notify the insurance carrier whether the licensee has taken the examination and whether he or she has passed or failed it. In the event the licensee takes the examination and fails, the examiner shall retain the driver's license and forward it, along with the results of the examination, to the Revocation and Suspension Section for revocation. Revocation shall remain in full force and effect until the reexamination is successfully passed.
(e) If the licensee fails to submit to a recertification examination within thirty (30) days from the date the Department requests that he or she do so, the licensee will be deemed not to have been recertified and the driver's license will be revoked and remain revoked until he or she submits to and successfully passes the recertification examinations.
(f) At the discretion of the Department, the licensee may be required to submit such medical evidence to the Department as may be necessary for evaluation by the Driver's License Advisory Board.