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dc.contributor.authorBeran, Roy G
dc.contributor.authorDevereux, John A
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-11T02:20:12Z
dc.date.available2017-12-11T02:20:12Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1444-0903
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/imj.13445
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/355243
dc.description.abstractFew if any sanctions have been imposed on doctors for inappropriate certification of fitness to drive. This paper reviews a recent Tribunal decision on inappropriate certification of fitness to drive. This paper reviews the facts of the case of Medical Board of Australia v Andrew and discusses the legal implications for doctors who certify patients as fit to drive. The paper offers a necessary and timely warning that the Medical Board sought harsh sanctions, more severe than were imposed by the Tribunal, but that the Tribunal also felt compelled to impose ‘general deterrence’ to prevent inappropriate certification. The paper emphasises the need for scrupulous attention to detail and an absolute need for circumspection when assessing patients who claim to be seizure free, or who minimise impairment from a range of other conditions, insisting on clearance to be able to drive
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom637
dc.relation.ispartofpageto639
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternal Medicine Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume47
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleMedical certificates attesting fitness to drive
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicine
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBeran, Roy G.


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