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Name Eli Rohl  


December 11, 2023

DMV Adds “Star of Life” to Licenses, Improves Motorist Safety

Icon is now available with signed statement from your physician

CARSON CITY – The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is improving motorist safety by offering drivers with certain medical conditions the option to add the “Star of Life” symbol on the front of their driver license or identification card.

The Star of Life – a six-pointed blue figure frequently seen in the medical field - is accompanied by special codes on the back of the card itself to help law enforcement or first responders recognize any medical conditions Nevadans may have that require extra consideration.

Adding the symbol to a card is optional and does not cost more than a standard driver license or ID card. The cost to update information on a card is a one-time $3.25 processing fee.

To obtain the symbol, motorists must present a completed copy of DMV form DLD-7 (Confidential Physician’s Report) signed by their physician at a DMV field office. Conditions eligible for a Star of Life include vision impairment, chronic obstruction pulmonary disease, autism, deafness, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, hemophilia, schizophrenia, mental illness, food allergies, and more.

There is no requirement to indicate these conditions on a driver license or identification card.

To schedule an appointment for services at DMV offices in Carson City, Henderson, Las Vegas or Reno, or to view the services the DMV already has available online, visit

This change resulted from Senate Bill 362 and Assembly Bill 161 of the 82nd Session of the Nevada Legislature.

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