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 946.290 RENEWAL OF REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARDS


 

Section 946.290  Renewal of Registry Identification Cards

 

a)         Medical cannabis registry identification cards may be valid for up to three years.

 

b)         If the qualifying patient or designated caregiver who applied for and received a registry identification card that was approved for a 12-month period before September 12, 2016 seeks to extend his or her registry identification card for up to three years from the original effective date, the patient or caregiver shall complete a renewal application no less than 45 days prior to the expiration date of the card.  It is not necessary to provide proof of Illinois residency, obtain a physician certification or obtain a fingerprint background check. A fee is required in accordance with Section 946.210.  The qualifying patient or designated caregiver may seek a renewal of the registry identification card for a period of one year or two years by paying the fee required by Section 946.210.

 

c)         At the end of every three-year period, no less than 45 days prior to the expiration of a registry identification card, the qualifying patient and designated caregiver, if one is indicated, may apply for a new registry identification card as follows:

 

1)         Submit a completed renewal application for the qualifying patient and designated caregiver, if one is indicated, to the Department on the required forms and include:

 

A)        One clear photocopy of a U.S. or State government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, as proof of identity;

 

B)        Proof of Illinois residency by meeting the requirements specified in Section 946.200(c); and

 

C)        A signed and dated written physician's certification meeting the requirements of this Part and dated not more than 90 days prior to the application renewal date.  A qualifying patient who is a veteran or spouse of a veteran and receiving medical care for his or her qualifying medical condition at a VA hospital shall submit his or her official VA Medical Record instead of a written physician's certification;

 

2)         Designate the medical cannabis dispensing organization where the qualifying patient will receive his or her medical cannabis; and

 

3)         Pay the required application fee (see Section 946.210).

 

d)         If a qualified registered patient or designated caregiver who was issued a registry identification card for a period of one or two years after September 12, 2016 seeks to extend his or her registry identification card up to three years from the registry identification card's original effective date, he or she may complete a renewal application no less than 45 days before the expiration date.  It is not necessary to provide proof of Illinois residency, obtain a physician certification or obtain a fingerprint background check.  The qualifying patient or designated caregiver may seek a renewal of the registry identification card for a period of one year or two years by paying the fee required by Section 946.210.

 

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