Disability Designations on DL and ID cards

Developmental Disabilities Administration

January 6, 2022

Disability designations and medical alerts now offered by DOL

The Department of Licensing has been working on SSB 6429, a bill that passed the Washington State Legislature in 2020 and took effect January 1, 2022. This allows individuals in Washington to voluntarily add a designation to their driver license or ID card when they:

  • Have a developmental disability.
  • Are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Have a medical condition that could affect their communication or account for a medical emergency.

The intent of the bill is to ensure that first responders, such as law enforcement and emergency medical service providers, have the information they need at traffic stops and in medical emergencies on roadways.

For more information, click on one of the links below:

Disability Designations and Medical Alert for Driver Licenses and ID Card

Designacion de Discapacidad en las Licencias de Conducir y Tarjetas de ID


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