Link to Tennessee Yellow DOT Public law
(HB 2296 assigned to Public Chapter number 804)
The Tennessee Yellow DOT Program is designed to provide first responders with an individual’s medical information in the event of an emergency on Tennessee’s roadways. The information can mean the difference between “life and death” in the “Golden Hour” immediately following a serious incident.
Participants in the program will receive a Yellow DOT decal, a Yellow DOT folder, and a medical information sheet; a personalized photo will be taken and placed on the sheet. The participant will complete the medical information sheet which consists of their emergency contact information, medical information, recent surgeries, hospital preferences, current medications, insurance and physicians’ information. This information will be the sole responsibility of the participant.
The Yellow DOT decal will be placed on the driver’s side rear window of their vehicle.
Distribution Centers are expected to be setup across the State, and locations of these centers will be listed on TDOT’s, Office of Incident Management webpage.
The statewide program is expected to “kickoff” in spring 2013.
For additional information, contact TennesseeYellowDOT@tn.gov