Insulin Dependent Diabetic Designation
New Optional Designation on Driver's Licenses and Non-Driver Identification Cards for Insulin Dependent Diabetics
Effective, September 1, 2014, New Jersey Statute (N.J.S.A.) 39:3-10.8a allows a person who is an insulin dependent diabetic to voluntarily inform the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) of his/her diabetic status with the sole intent of having his/her MVC-issued driver's license or identification card (ID) and MVC record reflect that medical condition.
The express purpose of the statute is for law enforcement officials or emergency medical personnel to be able to use this information to identify a person who has been rendered unable to communicate due to a diabetic seizure.
On the driver's license or identification card document there will be a "5" imprinted under "restriction." This will alert the law enforcement official or emergency medical personnel that there should also be a pink "designation/restriction" card, on this person, that will indicate the condition.
This is an optional program and, as such, the designation will only be included if the person chooses to participate.
Beginning September 1, 2014, any person who wishes to have the insulin dependent diabetic designation indicated on his/her driver's license or non-driver identification card and entered into the MVC database, must follow the appropriate instructions.
Issued only in person, at an agency. Not by mail.
Any person who wishes to have this designation indicated on his/her driver's license or non-driver ID and entered into the MVC database must bring all the following documentation to any motor vehicle agency. This cannot be done by mail.