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Tasmania

Forms and templates for allied health professionals

Complying with road laws and vehicle standards

In Tasmania 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 seats. There are different rules for transporting children under 7 years, and children 7 to under 16 years.

The are also vehicle standard exemption requirements for the legal use of seatbelt buckle covers.

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.

Seatbelt buckle covers

The Department of State Growth in Tasmania advises that the fitment of a seatbelt buckle cover means the seatbelt no longer complies with the relevant Australian Design Rules (ADR) applicable to seatbelts. This is because the buckle cover prevents the operation of the buckle release being performed in a single action, as required by the ADRs.

An exemption is required and may be issued for each specified vehicle to which the buckle cover will be applied.

To get an exemption the applicant (owner or registered operator of each vehicle) must complete both an application and prescription form for assessment.

For more information contact: Department of State Growth, Telephone: 1300 135 513

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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