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Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations for Chapter 375-3-1

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375-3-1-.28 Requests for Medical Alert Information

  (1)

(a)  Any person who has been diagnosed with a medical condition, illness or disorder named herein may request to have a notation of such diagnosis placed on his or her driver's license, permit, or identification card.

(b)  The following conditions, illnesses, and disorders may be recorded on a driver’s license, permit, or identification card as medical alert information at the request of the customer:

1.  Post traumatic stress disorder;

2.  Diabetes;

3.  Heart conditions;

4.  Epilepsy;

5.  Drug allergies;

6.  Alzheimers or dementia; and

7.  Other conditions as approved by the Commissioner or his/her designee.

(2)  Any person requesting the inclusion of a medical alert notation on his or her driver’s license, permit, or identification card shall submit an application form to include a waiver of liability for the release of any medical information to the Department, any person who is eligible under O.C.G.A. §40-5-2 for access to such medical information as recorded on the person’s driving record, and any other person who may view or receive notice of such medical information by virtue of having seen such person’s driver’s license, permit, or identification card.  Such application shall advise the person that he or she will be consenting to the release of such medical information to anyone who sees or copies his or her driver’s license, permit, or identification card even if such person is otherwise ineligible to access to such medical information under state and/or federal law.

(3)  Such application shall include space for a person requesting the inclusion of a medical alert notation on his or her driver’s license, permit, or identification card to obtain a sworn statement from a person licensed to practice medicine or psychology in this state verifying such diagnosis.


(4)  Any person who has been issued a driver’s license, permit, or identification card bearing medical alert information may be issued a replacement driver’s license, permit, or identification card excluding such medical alert information at his or her request and upon payment the fee provided in O.C.G.A. §40-5-31 for replacement of lost licenses.

(5)

(a)  No medical alert information shall be printed on or removed from a driver’s license, permit or identification card without the express consent of the customer.

(b)  If the customer is a child under the age of eighteen (18), consent for the printing of medical alert information shall be provided by the parent or guardian of the child when he or she signs the application for the driver’s license, permit or identification card as required by O.C.G.A. §40-5-26.

(c)  If the customer is an incapacitated adult, consent for the printing of medical alert information shall be given by the guardian of such adult as appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

Authority: 40-5-4
Filed Date: 10/13/2010
Effective Date: 11/2/2010