Assessing Fitness to Drive 2022 launched

Australian Medical Association

The 2022 edition of Assessing Fitness to Drive (AFTD) standards was launched this week and is available on the Austroads website.

The national driver medical standards Assessing Fitness to Drive set out the considerations and medical criteria for safe driving. They also guide the management of drivers with health conditions so that they may continue to drive for as long as it is safe to do so.

As from Wednesday 22 June 2022, all licensing decisions made in relation to medical conditions and disabilities will be made using these standards. Health professionals conducting fitness to drive assessments and providing advice to drivers will also be expected to refer to the new edition.

The AMA contributed a submission and was part of the Implementation Advisory Group when developing this new standard. Doctorportal learning is developing and releasing learning units on the new standards soon.

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