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New law aims to provide first responders with critical patient health information

Posted at 5:33 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 09:36:16-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A new law is aimed at saving more lives by providing first responders with the critical health information of a person in need.

House Bill 2532 was signed into law in May by Governor Doug Ducey, it goes into effect on Tuesday, August 27.

The bill was pushed through by State Representative Rosanna Gabaldon.

The now law would allow cities, counties and towns throughout Arizona to implement voluntary programs that would create kits with a yellow decal and a yellow envelope.

The voluntary program would allow for participants to place the yellow decal on the upper left corner of their rear window. The yellow envelope would be in the glove compartment and would be filled with different medical information.

The idea is if a person gets into a car accident or a situation in which they need medical attention first responders would see the yellow decal and know there is a yellow envelope in the glove compartment with medical information.