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What if I’ve had mental health treatment?

You are not eligible for an SDA license if you are currently undergoing or in the last 3 years undergone treatment for a mental illness, condition, or disorder.For purposes of this paragraph, "currently undergoing treatment for a mental illness, condition, or disorder" means the person has been diagnosed by a licensed physician as being afflicted with a substantial disorder of thought, mood, perception, psychological orientation, or memory that significantly impairs judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life.  The preclusive period is 3 years from the last date of treatment or until you can present a certified statement from a licensed physician stating that you are either no longer disabled by any mental or psychiatric illness, condition, or disorder or that you have been stabilized on medication for ten (10) years or more.

You will also be denied for attempted suicide or other condition relating to or indicating mental instability or an unsound mind which occurred within the preceding ten-year period.

Involuntary commitment for a mental illness, condition, or disorder and adjudication as an incompetent person are permanent preclusions as well.

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