Driving Information for Health Professionals

C oastal Rehab specialises in medical fitness to drive assessment. Driver trained Occupational Therapists perform comprehensive and objective off and on road assessments, prescribe car modifications and individualise driving remediation programs.

We also do scooter assessments, carry out customised bicycle lessons and assist a client to obtain a Learner’s licence.

When considering the physical and psychological health of your patient you must refer to the Australian Medical Standards for licensing and clinical management guidelines regarding private and commercial licences.

A standardised practical driving assessment will provide the functional performance evidence to assist the Doctor’s final decision-making process.

Referral Guidelines


General practitioners and other referring health professionals can use the following form to refer to Coastal Rehab:

FORM – Driving Referral Form

Mailing Address: PO Box 77, Buddina QLD 4575
Medical Objects: Jacinta McCartin – Provider No: 2576871F
Phone: 07 5478 3719
Fax: 07 5478 1511
Email: jacinta@coastalrehab.com.au

Referring Guidelines:
Queensland Transport legal requirements indicate that medical clearance is required prior to commencing the assessment process. Assessments require Qld Transport Form 3712 Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver completed, noting the purpose of the referral under the Licence conditions / restrictions i.e. “Undertaking a driving assessment for the purpose of determining the safety to continue to drive”. The patient will need to take this form to the Department of Transport and Main Roads prior to the assessment.

Licensing:  Patients undertaking an on-road driving assessment must hold a current licence.  If a current licence is not held an off-road assessment only can be completed.

FAQs for Health Professionals

Please complete Queensland Transport Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver (Form: 3712) stating that a Driving Assessment is to be undertaken to enable a temporary licence to be issued by Queensland Transport.  This can only be used on the day of assessment and your signature on the form does not imply a full clearance to drive.

A formal report will be sent back to the referring Doctor following the assessment process.

Queensland Transport legal requirements indicate that medical clearance is required prior to commencing the assessment process. Assessments require Qld Transport Form 3712 Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver completed, noting the purpose of the referral under the Licence conditions / restrictions i.e. “Undertaking a driving assessment for the purpose of determining the safety to continue to drive”. The patient will need to take this form to the Department of Transport and Main Roads prior to the assessment.

If you are unsure if your client will be suitable, we encourage you to contact Jacinta McCartin – OT on phone (07) 5478 3719

The process of assessment will determine whether a patient will benefit from driving lessons.

Every case is different.  Contact our friendly staff to discuss your individual needs today.

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