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Western Australia

Forms and templates for allied health professionals

Complying with road laws and vehicle standards

On 25 September 2020, Western Australia introduced new laws relating to transporting children (under 16 years) with disabilities and medical conditions in motor vehicles.

The new law exempts a child with a disability or medical condition from travelling in an Australian standard car seat providing certain conditions are met.

Note: MACA is currently awaiting advice relating to the legal use of seatbelt buckle covers in WA. Refer to MACA's buckle cover model policy for more information.

MACA is also currently unable to provide advice for engineering certification requirements for safe restraint use. We are currently seeking support to develop national guidelines to assist in this area.

Advice to Parent form

The Advice to Parent form, together with the medical certificate, must be carried by the driver in the vehicle the child is travelling in at all times.

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Prescribers' sample referral to medical practitioner

Provides standard wording to help prescribers write a referral letter to the medical practitioner for the purpose of assisting the parent to get a medical certificate.

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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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