Assessing Fitness to Drive

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5. Assessment and reporting process – step by step

Assessing fitness to drive is based on the decision-making processes outlined in Figure 3. The nature and extent of the examination will depend on the circumstances and the reasons for the examination. Details of the process and administrative requirements are described in this section and are further illustrated in Figure 4 and Figure 5. Note also the further considerations outlined in section 3 Roles and responsibilities.

Figure 3: Medical decision-making process for assessing fitness to drive

Figure 4: Conducting an examination at the request of a driver licensing authority

The following flow chart summarises the process involved when an examination and report is requested by a driver licensing authority (DLA).

Figure 5: Assessing and reporting on fitness to drive in the course of patient treatment

The following flow chart summarises the process involved when a health professional assesses fitness to drive in the course of treating a patient.