Information for healthcare professionals
Health professionals play an important role in ensuring that Tasmanian roads are safe. Access the information used to assist healthcare professionals assess an individual’s fitness to drive.
The health professional has an ethical and legal responsibility to give clear advice to you where an illness or injury may affect your safe driving ability and whether it should be reported to us.
The health professional should also consider reporting to us in situations where a patient is either:
We may request a licence holder (or licence applicant) to undertake a Medical Fitness to Drive Assessment (MFDA) with a health professional (e.g. medical practitioner, occupational therapist, optometrist etc.).
It is important that health professionals are aware that the decision to suspend or cancel a person’s driver licence is made by the Department. In these circumstances we will consider all the relevant information that is available.
Patients presenting for a MFDA should be assessed according to the Assessing Fitness to Drive Guidelines. There are two medical assessment standards:
Further information regarding medical assessment standards is available in the Assessing Fitness to Drive Guidelines.