TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER u: MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
PART 946 COMPASSIONATE USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENT REGISTRY
SECTION 946.240 PERSONS RECEIVING MEDICAL CARE AT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FACILITIES


 

Section 946.240  Persons Receiving Medical Care at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities

 

a)         A qualifying patient who is a veteran or spouse of a veteran who has received treatment at a VA hospital is deemed to have a bona-fide physician-patient relationship with a VA physician if the patient has been seen for his or her debilitating condition at the VA hospital in accordance with VA hospital protocols. (Section 60 of the Act)

 

b)         A veteran or spouse of a veteran receiving care for a debilitating condition at a VA hospital shall not be required to submit a written certification from a physician.

 

c)         A veteran or spouse of a veteran receiving care for a debilitating condition at a VA hospital shall register with the Department on the Registry Identification Card application (see Section 946.200) and shall comply with all other requirements specified in this Part.

 

d)         To qualify for a patient registry identification card, a qualifying patient who is a veteran or spouse of a veteran and receiving medical care and treatment at a VA hospital shall:

 

1)         Be a resident of the State of Illinois, as defined in Section 946.200(c), at the time of application and remain a resident during participation in the program;

 

2)         Have a qualifying medical condition or be diagnosed with a terminal illness;

 

3)         Provide a copy of his or her official hospital medical records requested from the VA using VA Form 10-5345. The official hospital medical records shall indicate the diagnosis of a qualifying medical condition by a licensed physician;

 

4)         Provide a copy of his or her DD214 or equivalent certified document indicating character and dates of service, or if the spouse of a veteran, a copy of the veteran's documents as described;

 

5)         Complete the fingerprint-based background check and not have been convicted of an excluded offense; and

 

6)         Be at least 18 years of age.

 

(Source:  Amended at 40 Ill. Reg. 16753, effective December 15, 2016)