LA Wallet

LA Wallet

SMART Health Card

Last Updated: August 27, 2021, at 8:00 am CST

Background

Innovated by the State of Louisiana and a Louisiana-based company, Envoc LA Wallet is the first legal, digital driver's license app in the U.S. With over 967,500 Louisiana residents activated across 1.6 million devices, and has been in production since June of 2018. LA Wallet and VerifyYou™, an innovative identity verification feature, have gained the respect of the Louisiana Governor and many departments and companies in preventing fraud, waste, and abuse while protecting identities.

Trustworthy COVID-19 Status

Just as LA Wallet holds a legal, digital version of your driver’s license on file with the state, it can now hold the digital version of your vaccination status on file with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH). Through legislation, the uniqueness of LA Wallet is derived from its recognition as a digital credential, on par with the issued plastic credential. The power and opportunity of LA Wallet come from its real-time connections to the documents of record of both the Louisiana Department of Public Safety for identity and status and now the Louisiana Department of Health for COVID-19 vaccination status and will be extended to recent COVID-19 test result status. All of this is carefully curated through HIPAA-compliant channels and permissively granted by each citizen wishing to participate.

Opt-In Only Activation of COVID-19 Status

The option of displaying their COVID-19 status starts with an active confirmation that if the COVID-19 status is available, it may be displayed and accessible through LA Wallet. After this, the citizen can share the COVID-19 status with others either visually or programmatically. Again, this is part of LA Wallet's Purely Permissive principle. With two taps, a resident's COVID-19 status can be displayed in LA Wallet, and with one tap, the COVID-19 status can be completely removed. To date, almost 415,200 Louisiana citizens have added their digital COVID-19 vaccination status to LA Wallet.

SMART Health Card, Open Standard

LA Wallet's COVID-19 feature is designed to protect data privacy by being guided by the privacy principles developed by the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI™) and the CommonTrust Network. LA Wallet's developer, Louisiana-based Envoc, is a Technology Partner of the CommonTrust Network and now LA Wallet has become the first, digital state driver's license app to be approved as a CommonTrust Partner App.   

Louisiana is the first state in the country to provide residents with digital access to their vaccination records in accordance with the SMART Health Cards Framework, a standard that enables the digital sharing and verification of personal health information using open, interoperable, and verifiable standards. This allows Louisianians to demonstrate their health status anywhere the SMART Health Card is accepted around the world.

Louisiana and other businesses can use the commercial verification features of LA Wallet to verify identity and vaccination status either visually or remotely using LA Wallet's VerifyYou Pro feature. More about commercial verification is explained on this page: Commercial Verification

Travel Industry Partners and Benefits

Over 15 Travel Industry Partners including JetBlue, United, and Lufthansa recognize the SMART Health Card framework, the standard that LA Wallet uses for its COVID-19 vaccination status feature. These travel organizations are committed to empowering individuals to demonstrate their health status to safely return to travel while protecting their data privacy. The Common Trust Network gives travel organizations the assurance that test and vaccination certificates are from a trusted source and can be checked against a country’s entry rules using the CommonPass platform.

Help and Support Contact

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