Why can’t I drive myself home after a procedure?
For your safety, our policy is to prohibit patients from driving for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Someone must drive the patient home.
You are not allowed to drive at all, for the rest of the day after being sedated for a procedure.
Even if you think that you feel fine after being sedated for a procedure, it is impossible to tell how your reflexes and thought processes have been impaired by the medication you have been given.
If you have an accident, you will not be covered by your insurance and your medical records will reveal that you have just received an anaesthetic!
Because of the sedation, it is not only important that you do not drive a car, but it is advisable not to travel on public transport alone, operate machinery, sign legal documents or drink alcohol for 24 hours after your test.