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.
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.
The child is restrained in a device prescribed by a prescriber in accordance with AS/NZS 4370:2013 (A prescriber can be a medical practitioner, occupational therapist, psychologist, physiotherapist, rehabilitation engineer, or biomedical engineer)
The device is fitted in accordance with instructions in the Advice to Parent form
The driver is carrying a current Advice to Parent form
The driver (of the vehicle the child is travelling in) has a medical certificate certifying the child’s diagnosis as stated in the Advice to Parent form
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.
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.
Sample medical certificate wording
Provides example wording that the prescriber can provide to the medical practitioner to support parents requesting a medical certificate.
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.