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NOTICE - House Bill 600

Effective July 1, 2003, all persons and business entities applying for or renewing licenses with the Division of Professional Registration are required to have paid all state income taxes, and to have filed all necessary state income tax returns for the preceding three years. (more information)


Permanent Disability

Effective July 1, 2010, HB 683 (passed in 2009), allows any Missouri resident who is permanently disabled to request a permanent disability indicator to be placed on their driver or nondriver license. The issuance of this indicator is optional by the applicant.

An applicant will be required to submit a physician's statement to verify permanent disability status, unless a current physician's statement is on file with the Department for a disabled plate or permanent disabled. Your patient may request that you complete a Form 5294, Physician's Statement - Permanent Disability Indicator (Driver License or Nondriver License). If the patient does not have one of these forms, it can be found at http://dor.mo.gov/mvdl/drivers/forms/5294.pdf

For purposes of this indicator the definition of permanently disabled is any person having a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits their ability to perform one or more major life activities and is permanent in nature as determined by a licensed physician, physical therapist or occupational therapist licensed under Chapter 334, RSMo, or authorized licensed healthcare practitioner. A physician's statement will only be required upon the initial request for the indicator.

The indicator (wheelchair symbol) will be printed on the back of the license. The placement of the permanent disability indicator on the driver or nondriver license is not a determination of eligibility for public benefits.


American Board of Medical Specialties
ABMS serves to coordinate the activities of its Member Boards and to provide information to the public, the government, the profession and its Members concerning issues involving specialization and certification in medicine.

American Medical Association
The mission of the American Medical Association is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

American Osteopathic Association
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is organized to advance the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine by promoting excellence in education, research, and the delivery of quality, cost-effective healthcare in a distinct, unified profession.

Electronic Birth and Death Registry

Federation of State Medical Board
The Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc., is a national organization comprised of the 69 medical boards of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. On behalf of its membership, the Federation's mission is to be a leader in improving the quality, safety and integrity of health care in the United States by promoting high standards for physician licensure and practice.

Missouri Association for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
The Missouri Association for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons' mission is to preserve the osteopathic profession in the State of Missouri and serve its members in their quest to provide the highest quality of osteopathic medical care to the citizens of this sovereign state.

Missouri State Medical Association
MSMA is the voice of more than 5,000 Missouri Physicians who strongly support the need for organized medicine and want to be active in their profession.

National Guideline Clearinghouse