Introduced House Bill (H)

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Motor vehicle medical information program. Establishes the yellow dot medical information program (program). Specifies that the purpose of the program is to provide: (1) certain medical information; and (2) emergency contact information; to emergency medical services providers (providers). Provides that participation in the program is voluntary, and allows program participants to end participation in the program at any time. Requires motorists participating in the program to affix a yellow dot decal to the lower right interior corner of a participating automobile's driver side window. Requires a: (1) yellow dot program envelope (envelope); and (2) yellow dot information card (card); to Motor vehicle medical information program. Establishes the yellow dot medical information program (program). Specifies that the purpose of the program is to provide: (1) certain medical information; and (2) emergency contact information; to emergency medical services providers (providers). Provides that participation in the program is voluntary, and allows program participants to end participation in the program at any time. Requires motorists participating in the program to affix a yellow dot decal to the lower right interior corner of a participating automobile's driver side window. Requires a: (1) yellow dot program envelope (envelope); and (2) yellow dot information card (card); to be stored in the glove compartment of a participating automobile. Requires a provider to search the glove compartment of an automobile displaying a yellow dot decal. Provides that a provider may not: (1) search for contraband; or (2) search any location other than the glove compartment of a participating automobile; when searching for an envelope or card. Provides that contraband found during a provider's authorized search of a participating automobile's glove compartment may be: (1) reported to a law enforcement officer; or (2) confiscated by a law enforcement officer; if the provider was not acting under the direction of the law enforcement officer at the time of the search, or a law enforcement officer was not conducting a criminal investigation at the time of the search. Specifies that information contained on a card may be used to perform any of the following: (1) Positively identify program participants. (2) Evaluate program participants for medical conditions that may impede or prevent communication with an emergency responder. (3) Attempt contact with a program participant's emergency contact persons. (4) Evaluate a program participant's current medication, preexisting medical conditions, and recent surgeries when administering emergency medical treatment. (5) Share the information displayed on a card with another provider for the purpose of ensuring proper medical treatment. Provides that: (1) the bureau of motor vehicles; and (2) providers; may not be liable for damages, including punitive damages, caused by any act, error, or omission related to the information displayed on a card or related to the storage of a card. Provides that a provider is not liable for any damages, including punitive damages, related to a provider's inability to establish contact with a program participant's emergency contact persons. ... View more