Information for health professionals
Health professionals conduct assessments to determine fitness to drive in Victoria.
Information for Occupational Therapy Driver Assessors
Occupational therapy driver assessors assess the ability of a physically or cognitively impaired person to drive safely. However, the responsibility for licensing rests with VicRoads.
Guidelines have been developed to provide occupational therapy driver assessors with information about licensing, essential in dealing with clients involved in the driving assessment process.
The guidelines aim to:
- assist occupational therapy driver assessors to promote responsible driving behaviour by their clients when assessing their ability to drive safely
- provide occupational therapy driver assessors with guidelines to follow when conducting an assessment
- standardise the driver assessment process with respect to driver assessments, by documenting the expected practices, procedures, legislative framework and business rules under which occupational therapists operate
- provide the business rules and legislative framework under which VicRoads operates
- provide essential licensing information to occupational therapists in their role as driver assessors
- assist occupational therapy driver assessors to explain to clients what to expect in an assessment.
Read the guidelines for Occupational Therapy Driver Assessors [PDF 1.6 Mb].
Other forms for Occupational Therapy Driver Assessors
Assessing fitness to drive - changes to medical standards
There have been changes to the Assessing Fitness to Drive medical standards for licensing and clinical management guidelines. These guidelines help health professionals determine fitness to drive and manage health conditions in relation to driver safety. See the Austroads website where you can access the following documents:
- 2016 guidelines
- information kit / frequently asked questions
- patient information sheet
- medical condition notification form.