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§ 16-118.1. Voluntary developmental disability self-disclosure cards

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: October 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 16. Vehicle Laws--Drivers' Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Issuance, Expiration, and Renewal of Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-118.1
§ 16-118.1. Voluntary developmental disability self-disclosure cards
Form and design
(a)(1) The Administration shall develop a form for a voluntary developmental disability self-disclosure card.
(2) A voluntary developmental disability self-disclosure card shall:
(i) Be approximately the same size as a driver's license;
(ii) Be printed on blue paper;
(iii) Include space for an individual to provide details on a developmental disability; and
(iv) Include written guidance on effective communication between law enforcement officers and people with developmental disabilities.
(3) In developing the form required by this subsection, the Administration shall consult with the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association and at least one independent organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Availability of voluntary developmental disability self-disclosure card
(b)(1) Beginning January 1, 2021, the Administration shall make a voluntary developmental disability self-disclosure card available to any individual of driving age who requests one.
(2) If an individual who requests a voluntary developmental disability self-disclosure card is a minor, the Administration shall provide the card to the individual's parent or guardian.
Records relating to issuance
(c) Except as required by § 16-118 of this subtitle, the Administration may not maintain any records relating to the issuance of a voluntary developmental disability self-disclosure card.

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Added by Acts 2020, c. 427, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020. Amended by Acts 2020, c. 628, § 5.
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-118.1, MD TRANS § 16-118.1
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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