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145.852 IDENTIFYING DEVICES FOR PERSONS HAVING CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Authorization.

A person who suffers from epilepsy, diabetes, a cardiac condition, or any other type of illness that causes temporary blackouts, semiconscious periods, or complete unconsciousness, or who suffers from a condition requiring specific medication or medical treatment, is allergic to certain medications or items used in medical treatment, wears contact lenses, or is unable to communicate coherently or effectively in the English language, is authorized and encouraged to wear an identifying device.

Subd. 2.Identification card.

Any person may carry an identification card bearing the person's name, type of medical condition, physician's name, and other medical information.

Subd. 3.Consent.

By wearing an identifying device a person gives consent for any law enforcement officer or medical practitioner who finds the person in a disabled condition to make a reasonable search of the person's clothing or other effects for an identification card of the type described in subdivision 2.

History:

1973 c 428 s 2; 1986 c 444