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TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 47
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.

History:
[39-4708, added 2020, ch. 283, sec. 1, p. 826.]


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