Concerning Handicapped Plates , I have some questions...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by baybe, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. baybe

    baybe New Member

    In the state of Vermont. In order to get a Handicapped Placard or plate, your doctor has to list all of your medications. I am wondering if this is nationwide. My Doctor told me the Insurance Companies are cracking down and this Handicapped form is a new one. Would really like to know. Sounds like a civil liberties problem to me.
  2. pamela

    pamela New Member

    but this is in Texas. I just called my doctor and told him about my bad pain and walking. He gave me a 4 year prescription I took to the license agency. Paid $10.00 and that was that. Pammy
  3. Kathryn

    Kathryn New Member

    No meds listed, just a basic diagnosis and the fact that I couldn't walk except with difficulty. No charge from DMV, and it's good for 5 years. It actually expires with my driver's license, but they automatically renew it when I renew my license. I live in Oregon.
    Kathryn
  4. basket21

    basket21 New Member

    I'm in Ontario, Canada and they dropped the plates as it's only good for that car. We now have placards for the dash which goes with me in any car. Much better.
    Got my specialist to fill out handicapped permanent and at its expiry a new placard is automatically sent to me. If for some reason you got better, we are to send back the placard to Motor Vehicle Bureau.
    If you had a temporary tag, you have to re-apply for a new placard after every two years.
    No mention of meds taken. What if they decided that with the meds you are on, you shouldn't be driving? A big can of worms if you ask me. Good luck............basket21
  5. Katlover

    Katlover New Member

    We didn't have to but that was about 2 years ago. My hubby actually got the tag because he needed neck and knee surgery and could barely move. Since I have Fibro and asthma and since he still has a lot of problems with his back we are able to keep the tag. Be prepared....I don't know how it is in your area, but around here if you aren't missing a leg or in a wheelchair or have a visible disability you catch a lot of "stuff" from some folks. Gets really annoying! I only WISH they could see me on my really bad days when I can barely move!!
    Good luck!
    Kat