A. A signed or certified statement from a licensed physician is required for an application for a permit. This statement shall certify that the applicant has a permanent physical disability that:
(1) Requires the applicant to use a wheelchair to move about; or
(2) Is so severe that the applicant would endure a hardship or be subject to a risk of injury if the applicant should enter or leave a vehicle at a less convenient location.
B. The Administration, at its discretion, may:
(1) Allow the physically disabled applicant to submit the statement from a licensed physician with the application; or
(2) Obtain the statement directly from the licensed physician.