New Jersey statute (N.J.S.A.) 39:3-10.8a allows a person who is an insulin- dependent diabetic to voluntarily inform the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) of his/her diabetic status with the sole intent of having his/her MVC-issued driver's license or identification card (ID) and MVC record reflect that medical condition.
Any person who wishes to have the insulin-dependent diabetic designation indicated on his/her driver's license or non-driver identification card and entered into the MVC database must follow the appropriate instructions.
On the driver's license or identification card document there will be a "5" imprinted under "restriction." This will alert the law enforcement official or emergency medical personnel that there should also be a pink "designation/restriction" card on this person that will indicate the condition.
Persons who wish to have this designation indicated on their driver's license or non-driver ID and entered into the MVC database must bring all of the following documentation to any motor vehicle agency. This cannot be done by mail.
We are required to capture a customer’s full face when taking a picture for a driver license or non-driver ID card; therefore we need to be able to see from the top of your forehead to the bottom of your chin. If you have a medical or religious need to wear a head covering in your photo, please advise the MVC staff at the agency camera station.
Your duplicate or renewed driver's license or non-driver ID with the insulin-dependent diabetic designation and the pink "designation/restriction" card will be issued to you at the agency. You must carry both of these documents together.