Call to help streamline Roads and Maritime medical assessments

21 September 2015

Roads and Maritime Services is investigating the possibility of streamlining the system for lodging medical assessments.

A spokesperson said customers required to have a medical assessment for their driver licence could soon benefit from the use of a fully hosted and managed system to allow assessments to be provided digitally and in real time.

“This would make the medical review process more convenient for customers and medical practitioners and eliminate the need for customers to submit medical assessments at motor registries or Service NSW centres,” the spokesperson said.

“The new system would enable medical practitioners to easily determine what type of medical assessment is required for each customer to ensure relevant assessments are being carried out for the licence class being sought.

“We are calling for tenders to provide such a system, which would comply with relevant legislation and privacy regulations for storage and transmission of information and incorporate a plan to support practitioners in the system’s use.

“The system may allow doctors to receive relevant information from previous customer assessments to help provide context, such as when a customer has a medical condition which could impact their fitness to drive.”

The spokesperson said it was hoped the new system would provide cost and time efficiencies for the more than 400,000 assessments received by Roads and Maritime each year.

The request for proposals is available on the NSW eTender site with submissions to be received by 3pm on Tuesday 6 October.

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