This guide is to assist health practitioners in assessing the fitness to drive of any individual. It also sets out the responsibilities and obligations of health practitioners.
Doctors and optometrists to give the Agency medical reports of persons unfit to drive.
1. This section applies if a registered medical practitioner or registered optometrist, who has attended or been consulted in respect of a driver licence holder, considers that:
2. If this section applies, the registered medical practitioner or registered optometrist must as soon as practicable give the Agency written notice of the opinion under subsection 1(a) and the grounds on which it is based.
3. A registered medical practitioner or registered optometrist who gives a notice under subsection 2 in good faith is not liable to civil or professional liability because of any disclosure of personal medical information in that notice.
4. Nothing in section 32 or section 33 of the Evidence Amendment Act (No 2) 1980 applies to a notice given under this section.