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 946.315 WAIVER FOR INCREASING THE ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF MEDICAL CANNABIS


 

Section 946.315  Waiver for Increasing the Adequate Supply of Medical Cannabis

 

A patient may apply for a waiver where a physician provides a substantial medical basis in a signed, written statement asserting that, based on the patient's medical history, in the physician's professional judgment, 2.5 ounces is an insufficient adequate supply for a 14-day period to properly alleviate the patient's debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the debilitating medical condition. (Section 10(a)(2) of the Act)

 

a)         The waiver recommendation shall be on a form provided by the Department.  The waiver recommendation shall be completed by the physician who issued the physician certification for the registered qualifying patient.  If the waiver recommendation is not completed by the physician who issued the original written certification for the registered qualifying patient, the new physician must complete a written certification that includes an in-person office visit not more than 90 days prior to the date of the waiver recommendation.

 

b)         The waiver shall describe in the physician's professional opinion why 2.5 ounces is an insufficient adequate supply for a 14-day period.

 

c)         The waiver shall describe how the qualifying patient will benefit from an increased supply.

 

d)         The waiver shall include a statement by the physician indicating the amount of medical cannabis that would be a sufficient supply for the qualifying patient's debilitating medical condition.

 

e)         If the Department approves the waiver, the amount of medical cannabis recommended by the physician shall be noted on the registry identification card.

 

f)         The waiver recommendation does not constitute a prescription for medical cannabis.

 

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