Ga. drivers can now have medical info on licenses

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Motorists with medical conditions can now opt to list them on the back of their Georgia driver's license or state identification card.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that people can voluntarily participate in the new program by filling out an application and getting verification from a doctor.

Advocates say having the information on a driver's license could aid emergency responders in knowing how to best treat people who may be unconscious.

The Georgia Department of Driver Services now has 16 conditions from which drivers may choose.

Conditions which could be listed on licenses include pacemaker, autism, hearing loss, seizures and diabetes.

Susan Sports, a spokeswoman with the state agency, says other conditions could be added in the future.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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