VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

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VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby Brian Jones » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:12 pm

My brother has been send a form from Vic Roads that someone has notified him of a medical issue and he has to bring a form supplied by them to a doctor and he has to fill it out with the doctor My question is does Vic Roads know of the specific health issue or just been told of a general health issue and in general do they make you set a driving test Do do they notify the person who informed them of the doctors review ?

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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby Hardy » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:58 pm

It is not a request for a driving test.
It is a request to get a medical report completed to satisfy them that the person is fit enough to drive.
Often it is a medical person or a police member who reports the issue to vicroads for investigation.

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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby Brian Jones » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:02 pm

So Hardy if the medical form is ok y he dosent have to sit a test

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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby Hardy » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:12 pm

He will not have to sit a test. Everything depends on the medical report.

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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby Brian Jones » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:47 am

Ok i thought he would have to adhere the below

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/licence ... cal-review

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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby Hardy » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:22 am

My clients have not had to do that. If you have been reported for fainting/black-out, or epilepsy or some other condition that could affect you randomly, then a driving test is not going to achieve anything because the ailment will probably not manifest itself during the test. On the other hand, if you have just had a prosthetic limb attached, then you will need to complete the driving test. The easiest way to find out is to call the number on the letter and ask them the question.

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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby Brian Jones » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:32 am

Thats the problem he dosent know what they think the problem is ,he does suffer from mild depression and has a mild gait but has never had a accident for thirty years and hasn't been in a hospital for twenty years

Is Vic Road told of the condition or is it just a general report to them

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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby Hardy » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:09 am

The driver has to get the medical report competed. Make a photocopy of the form so you can get a new doctor to complete a new one after the first doctor makes a mess of it. It is the doctor's job to find a problem with his health. if he can't find a problem then the report should be OK.

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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby busdriver » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:33 am

It might also pay to have a read of this too, http://www.austroads.com.au/drivers-veh ... s-to-drive

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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby nofines » Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:10 pm

What law/clause gives Vicroads the power to demand a medical report or they will suspend/cancel a license?

I had a look at the Road Safety Act 1986 and the Road Safety Regulations 2009 and can't find anything that gives Vicroads that power. Suspect it is there somewhere, just didn't see it. The Road Safety Act 1986, Section 24, clause 3 comes close but says that VicRoads has to have the evidence first and it doesn't give them the power to demand a report.

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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby Hardy » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:20 pm


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Re: VicRoads Notified Medical Issues

Postby nofines » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:09 am

Thanks.

Looks like section 27 is the one saying they have that power, and then section 78 says what they can do if the person fails the medical.


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