New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 17 - TREASURY - GENERAL
Chapter 30A - MEDICINAL MARIJUANA
Subchapter 2 - REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALIFYING PATIENTS AND PRIMARY CAREGIVERS
Section 17:30A-2.2 - Application for registration as a qualifying patient

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 17:30A-2.2

Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023

(a) A person applying for issuance or renewal of registration as a qualifying patient shall provide the following to the Commission:

1. The patient's full name, address, date of birth, telephone number, and signature;

2. The name, address, and telephone number of the patient's physician;

3. The physician certification identification number obtained from the patient's physician;

4. The name, address, and telephone number of the alternative treatment center with which the applicant would register.
i. A qualifying patient shall be registered to purchase usable marijuana from only one ATC at any given time;

5. The correct application fee, as specified at N.J.A.C. 17:30A-2.1;

6. Proof of New Jersey residency; and

7. One recent passport-size color photograph, two inches by two inches, taken against a white background or backdrop with the applicant's face being not less than three quarters of an inch in width. The applicant shall not wear a hat, glasses, or any other item that may alter or disguise the overall features of the face in the photograph and the applicant shall legibly print his or her name on the back of the photograph submitted. The photo shall have been taken not more than 30 days prior to the date of the application.

(b) The Commission shall notify the applicant in writing, by electronic mail or by telephone, if an application is incomplete and shall explain what documents or information is necessary for the Commission to deem the application complete.

1. An applicant shall have 30 days from the date of a notification issued pursuant to (b) above to submit the materials required to complete the application.

2. The Commission shall not process incomplete applications.

3. The Commission shall not accept and shall return applications to applicants who fail to submit materials necessary to complete an application within the 30 days provided pursuant to (b)1 above.

4. Applicants whose applications are not accepted pursuant to (b)3 above who seek to reapply for registration would need to submit a new application and the applicable fee in accordance with (a) above.

(c) Prior to issuing or renewing a registry identification card, the Commission shall verify the information submitted by the applicant.

(d) The Commission shall approve or deny an application to issue or renew a registration within 30 days of receipt of the completed application or renewal and shall issue a registry identification card within five business days of approving the application or renewal.

(e) A qualifying patient may designate up to two primary caregivers, either on the application for issuance or renewal of a registry identification card or in another written notification to the Commission.

1. The Commission shall not acknowledge a qualifying patient's designation of a primary caregiver unless and until the person designated as a primary caregiver successfully applies for primary caregiver registration in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:30A-2.3.

(f) As a condition of registration of a qualifying patient who is a minor, the minor's custodial parent, guardian, or other legal custodian of the minor shall consent in writing in the application for issuance or renewal of registration to the minor's medical use of marijuana and shall acknowledge that the parent, guardian, or custodian will control the acquisition and possession of the medicinal marijuana and any related paraphernalia dispensed by an alternative treatment center.

1. Upon the Commission's issuance of a registry identification card to a qualifying patient who is a minor, the Commission shall issue a primary caregiver registry identification card to the minor's custodial parent, guardian or other legal custodian of the minor, provided the custodial parent, guardian or other legal custodian has qualified as a primary caregiver pursuant to N.J.A.C. 17:30A-2.3; however, no application fee required pursuant to N.J.A.C. 17:30A-2.3(a)3shall apply.

Amended by R.2019 d.049, effective 5/20/2019.
See: 50 N.J.R. 1398(a), 51 N.J.R. 732(a).
Rewrote (a)6 and the introductory paragraph of (e).

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