“Yellow Dot” Emergency Medical Info Bill Clears State Senate
Emergency responders at car crashes would have instant and easy access to critical health information about victims under a shore-sponsored bill that cleared the state Senate.
The “Yellow Dot” bill sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-30) would let drivers place yellow dots on their vehicles as a notification that health history data such as diabetes, epilepsy, high or low blood pressure, allergies and heart conditions is in the glove box.
“Yellow Dot programs are simple but effective and are currently used in more than 20 states, including Connecticut and New York,” said Singer in a prepared statement. “I urge communities across this state to spread the word and encourage drivers to use yellow stickers.”
The measure (S-71) was revised according to conditions outlined by Governor Christie in a previous veto. It now goes to the Assembly for consideration.