TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER u: MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
PART 946 COMPASSIONATE USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM
SECTION 946.235 PROVISIONAL ACCESS TO LICENSED DISPENSING ORGANIZATIONS


 

Section 946.235  Provisional Access to Licensed Dispensing Organizations

 

a)         A person provided a written certification for a debilitating medical condition who has submitted a valid completed online application to the Department and his or her designated caregiver shall receive a provisional registration and shall be entitled to purchase medical cannabis from a specified licensed dispensing organization for a period of 90 days or until his or her application has been denied or he or she receives a registry identification card, whichever is earlier. (Section 55(b) of the Act)

 

b)         A person and his or her designated caregiver may obtain an additional provisional registration after the expiration of 90 days if the Department does not provide the individual with a registry identification card or deny the individual's application within those 90 days.  The provisional registration may not be extended if the individual does not respond to the Department's request for additional information or corrections to required application documents. (Section 55(b) of the Act)

 

c)         In order for a person or his or her designated caregiver to receive medical cannabis under the provisional registration, a qualifying patient must present his or her provisional registration along with a valid Illinois driver's license or State identification card issued by the Illinois Secretary of State to the licensed dispensing organization specified in his or her application. (Section 55(b) of the Act)

 

d)         After verifying the patient's or his or her designated caregiver's provisional registration, the licensed dispensing organization shall dispense no more than 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis during a 14-day period for a period of 90 days, until the patient's application has been denied, or the patient receives a registry identification card from the Department, whichever comes first.

 

e)         A patient with a provisional registration must keep his or her provisional registration in his or her possession at all times when transporting or engaging in the use of medical cannabis. A designated caregiver must keep his or her provisional registration in his or her possession at all times when transporting medical cannabis on behalf of the registered qualifying patient.

 

(Source:  Added at 43 Ill. Reg. 5012, effective April 17, 2019)