Assessing Fitness to Drive

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3.3 Roles and responsibilities of health professionals

Patients rely on health professionals to advise them if a permanent or long-term injury or illness may affect their safe driving ability and whether it should be reported to the driver licensing authority. The health professional has an ethical obligation, and potentially a legal one, to give clear advice to the patient in cases where an illness or injury may affect safe driving ability. Health professionals are advised to note in the patient’s medical record the nature of the advice given.