HEALTH AND SAFETY
YELLOW DOT MOTOR VEHICLE MEDICAL INFORMATION ACT
39-4708. MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS OR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. (1) If a driver or passenger of a motor vehicle becomes involved in a motor vehicle accident or emergency situation and a yellow dot decal is affixed to the vehicle, an emergency medical responder or other responder at the scene is authorized to search the vehicle for a yellow dot folder or folders.
(2) An emergency medical responder or other responder may use the information contained in the yellow dot folder for the following purposes:
(a) To identify a participant in the yellow dot program;
(b) To ascertain whether the participant has a medical condition that may impede communication with the responder;
(c) To communicate with the participant’s emergency contacts about the location and general condition of the participant; and
(d) To consider the person’s current medications and preexisting medical conditions when emergency medical treatment is administered for any injury the participant suffers.
(3) If, during a traffic stop involving a motor vehicle with a yellow dot decal affixed to the vehicle, a law enforcement officer reasonably believes the driver or passenger has a medical condition that is affecting the officer’s encounter with the driver or a passenger, such law enforcement officer, upon receiving consent from the driver or passenger, is authorized to review any yellow dot folder or folders present in the vehicle.
[39-4708, added 2020, ch. 283, sec. 1, p. 826.]