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Rule §109.607 Eligibility

Published: 2015

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(a) To be eligible for a Visor Identification Card,
an applicant must:
  (1) be a resident of Texas;
  (2) have a valid driver's license or permit issued
by a state agency authorized to issue driver's licenses;
  (3) be a person with a disability that impairs the
person's ability to hear; and
  (4) submit a completed application to DHHS, along with
any requested documentation and any applicable fee.
(b) DHHS requires an applicant for a Visor Identification
Card to provide acceptable proof that the applicant is deaf or hard
of hearing. Acceptable proof may include the following:
  (1) medical proof as determined by DHHS that the applicant
is deaf or hard of hearing;
  (2) a state-issued driver's license or permit which
indicates that the applicant is deaf or hard of hearing; or
  (3) certification by a licensed physician, licensed
advanced practice registered nurse, or licensed audiologist that the
applicant has a hearing loss severe enough to possibly impede communication
in some traffic stops.
(c) DHHS determines eligibility for a Visor Identification
Card, and the determination is final.

Source Note: The provisions of this §109.607 adopted to be effective April 24, 2013, 38 TexReg 2513