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South Australia

Forms and templates for allied health professionals

Complying with road laws

In South Australia there are road laws relating to the transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions (under 16 years). These rules exempt the driver from transporting a child in an Australian standard car seat. There are different rules for transporting children under 7 years, and children 7 to under 16 years.

WARNING: A ministerial exemption is required if you supply, or offer for sale, for use in a motor vehicle restraint options that do not meet the Australian standard for child restraints, or seatbelts or parts of seatbelts that do not comply with relevant standards as per South Australian legislative requirements. These requirements are unique to South Australia.

MACA is continuing to work with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) to improve this situation for suppliers and retailers. For more information, contact DIT Tel: 1300 882 248, Email: vehiclestandards@sa.gov.au

Engineering certification requirements: MACA acknowledges there is confusion and mixed information regarding engineering certification requirements relating to the use of special purpose car seats. We are developing Product Guides (expected to be available in October) for each special purpose car seat which will provide clarity regarding requirements. If you need assistance in the interim please contact us.

Advice to Parent form

MACA recommends an Advice to Parent form be carried in each vehicle the child travels in. In some states and territories, this is a legal requirement.

The MACA Guide, provided free to participants of our online training course, includes detailed information to assist prescribers in completing the form.

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Sample medical certificate wording

Provides example wording that the prescriber can provide to the medical practitioner to support parents requesting a medical certificate.

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The forms and sample letter templates in this section of our website are strictly for the use of health professionals. MACA bears no responsibility for unauthorised use of these forms as this may place children at risk.

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