Sleep Study Guidelines & Links
View sleep apnea fact sheets and changes from 1 November 2019 to MBS items for sleep studies
The Queensland Health Sleep Disorders Program (QHSDP) is a statewide clinical scheme that manages the treatment of patients with sleep disorders, including those with obstructive and central sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, hypersomnolence, behavioural sleep disorders and parasomnias.
Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
Department of Veteran Affairs can assist with funding under approved conditions. Please discuss this with your GP and with our team so we can assess your eligibility.
Since 1 October 2019, additional disability-related health supports have been available to purchase using NDIS funding. The typical types of support available can be grouped into eight ‘support type’ categories.
All drivers, including drivers of private and commercial vehicles, have certain legal responsibilities with respect to their health and driving. States and Territories in Australia have laws about reporting health conditions that might affect your ability to drive safely. These laws have been created to protect public safety.
AustRoads Guide to Sleep disorders
- Relevance to the driving task
- General assessment and management guidelines
- Medical standards for licensing
Assessing Fitness to Drive for Health Professionals
Part A of Assessing Fitness to Drive outlines the responsibilities of drivers, examining health professionals and licensing authorities in relation to licensing (refer Section 3, Roles and responsibilities).. All States and Territories in Australia have laws about reporting health conditions that might affect a person's ability to drive safely.
Private Vehicle Owner Safety
All States and Territories in Australia have laws about reporting health conditions that might affect your ability to drive safely. These laws have been created to protect public safety and are summarised in Appendix 3 of Assessing Fitness to Drive.
Commercial Driver Compliance & Safety
The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation SchemeOpens in new window was introduced to support improved safety in the heavy vehicle industry.
The scheme sets standards for various aspects of heavy vehicle operations including fatigue managementOpens in new window. The standards require that drivers are in a fit state to safely perform their duties.
Specifically the standards require that drivers undergo regular health assessments to make sure they meet the medical criteria for commercial vehicle drivers contained in Assessing Fitness to Drive, with a particular focus on aspects such as sleep disorders, substance abuse etc. Assessments must be carried out every three years for drivers below the age of 50 and yearly for those 50 and over.