(a) Whenever the Administrator finds that additional medical
information or history is necessary to determine whether an applicant for
or the holder of a medical certificate meets the medical standards for it,
the Administrator requests that person to furnish that information or to
authorize any clinic, hospital, physician, or other person to release to
the Administrator all available information or records concerning that
history. If the applicant or holder fails to provide the requested medical
information or history or to authorize the release so requested, the
Administrator may suspend, modify, or revoke all medical certificates the
airman holds or may, in the case of an applicant, deny the application for
an airman medical certificate.
(b) If an airman medical certificate is suspended or modified under
paragraph (a) of this section, that suspension or modification remains in
effect until the requested information, history, or authorization is
provided to the FAA and until the Federal Air Surgeon determines whether
the person meets the medical standards under this part.