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IC 9-14-5
     Chapter 5. Parking Placards for Persons With Physical Disabilities

IC 9-14-5-1
Qualification for issuance of placard
    
Sec. 1. The bureau shall issue a placard to the following:
        (1) An individual of any age who:
            (A) has a temporary or permanent physical disability that requires the use of a wheelchair, a walker, braces, or crutches as certified by a health care provider listed in clause (C);
            (B) has temporarily or permanently lost the use of one (1) or both legs;
            (C) is certified to be severely restricted in mobility, either temporarily or permanently, due to a pulmonary or cardiovascular disability, arthritic condition, or orthopedic or neurological impairment, by:
                (i) a physician having a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine;
                (ii) a physician who is a commissioned medical officer of the armed forces of the United States or of the United States Public Health Service;
                (iii) a physician who is a medical officer of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs;
                (iv) a chiropractor with a valid and unrestricted license under IC 25-10-1;
                (v) a podiatrist with a valid and unrestricted license under IC 25-29-1; or
                (vi) an advanced practice nurse with a valid and unrestricted license under IC 25-23; or
            (D) is certified to be blind or visually impaired by an optometrist or ophthalmologist with a valid and unrestricted license to practice in Indiana.
        (2) Any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, unincorporated association, and any legal successor of the corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or association, empowered by the state or a political subdivision to operate programs, including the provision of transportation, or facilities for persons with physical disabilities.
As added by P.L.22-1991, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.23-1993, SEC.21; P.L.8-1993, SEC.170; P.L.184-2007, SEC.12; P.L.125-2012, SEC.45.

IC 9-14-5-2


Doctor certification form
    
Sec. 2. The certification made by a physician, an optometrist, or an ophthalmologist under section 1(1)(C) or 1(1)(D) of this chapter must:
        (1) be on a form prescribed by the bureau; and
        (2) state the expected duration of the condition that severely restricts the individual's mobility.
As added by P.L.22-1991, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.125-2012, SEC.46.

IC 9-14-5-3
Contents of placard
    
Sec. 3. The placard required under section 1 of this chapter must contain the following:
        (1) The words "Parking Permit for Persons with Physical Disabilities".
        (2) An expiration date.
As added by P.L.22-1991, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.23-1993, SEC.22.

IC 9-14-5-4
Duration of placard; permanent and temporary disability
    
Sec. 4. (a) A placard issued under section 1(1) of this chapter expires only upon a physician's certification that the recipient's disability is no longer considered to be permanent.
    (b) If the recipient's disability is not permanent, a placard issued under section 1(1) of this chapter expires:
        (1) six (6) months after the date of the placard's issuance; or
        (2) on the date certified by a physician under section 1(1)(C) or 1(1)(D) of this chapter;
whichever occurs first.
As added by P.L.22-1991, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.125-2012, SEC.47.

IC 9-14-5-5
Operators of programs and facilities for handicapped individuals; expiration of placard upon ceasing operations
    
Sec. 5. A placard issued under section 1(2) of this chapter expires on January 1 of the fourth year that follows the date of the placard's issuance. However, if the corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or unincorporated association ceases to operate programs or facilities for persons with physical disabilities before January 1 of the fourth year that follows the date of the placard's issuance, the placard expires on the date the operation of the programs or facilities for persons with physical disabilities ceases.
As added by P.L.22-1991, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.23-1993, SEC.23; P.L.8-1993, SEC.171.



IC 9-14-5-6
Repealed
    
(Repealed by P.L.125-2012, SEC.48.)

IC 9-14-5-7
Display of placard; duplicate placards
    
Sec. 7. A placard issued under this chapter must be displayed on the dashboard or rear view mirror of a motor vehicle that is parked in a parking space reserved for persons with physical disabilities under this chapter unless the motor vehicle bears a license plate for a person with a disability issued under IC 9-18-22, a disabled Hoosier veteran's license plate issued under IC 9-18-18, or an equivalent parking permit issued under the laws of another state. If a placard is lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed, the bureau shall provide a duplicate placard upon the application of the person who was issued the placard.
As added by P.L.22-1991, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.23-1993, SEC.25; P.L.87-2010, SEC.6; P.L.262-2013, SEC.18.

IC 9-14-5-8
Fees for placard
    
Sec. 8. The bureau may establish by rule and charge a fee of not more than five dollars ($5) to cover the cost of issuing a placard or duplicate placard under this chapter to an individual having a temporary disability. However, the bureau may not establish or charge a fee for issuing a placard or duplicate placard under this chapter to an individual having a permanent disability.
As added by P.L.22-1991, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.125-2012, SEC.49.

IC 9-14-5-9
False representation of qualification for receipt of placard; offense
    
Sec. 9. A person who knowingly and falsely represents the person as having the qualifications to obtain a placard issued under this chapter commits a Class C misdemeanor.
As added by P.L.22-1991, SEC.4.