November 2011


Fitness to drive forms

A guide for GPs

Volume 40, No.11, November 2011 Pages 930-932

Fiona Landgren

This article forms part of our 'Paperwork' series for 2011, providing information about a range of paperwork that general practitioners complete regularly. The aim of the series is to provide information on the purpose of the paperwork, and hints on how to complete it accurately. This will allow the GP to be more efficient and the patient to have an accurately completed piece of paperwork for the purpose required.

General practitioners are often required to assess a patient's fitness to drive, either at the specific request of a driver licensing authority or in the general course of patient management. With the release of the new edition of the national medical standards for driver licensing, Assessing Fitness to Drive, in 2012, it is timely to consider the reporting requirements, including the forms and administrative processes involved.

The information in this article has been compiled with input from Austroads and the National Transport Commission.

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