Renewing MMP Certificate
Qualifying patients registrations are valid for one year from the date of the physician written
certification. This means that if your physician or advanced practice registered nurse certified you on October 1, 2012, your registration (and your caregiver’s registration) will expire on October 1, 2013, even if you did not apply for a card until several weeks later.
The date of your card's expiration will be on the front of your card.
The registration system will allow you and your physician or advanced practice registered nurse to begin the renewal process 30 days before your card expires. In large part, the renewal process will be similar to the process that you went through for your original registration. When you log into the system, however, you may notice that many of the fields are already filled in for you.
New Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Process:
- Subsequent registrations after the initial registration will be issued via e-mail and must be printed. Patients and caregivers will no longer receive an updated id card. The e-mail registration will serve as confirmation of registration in the Medical Marijuana Program.
- Patients and caregivers must carry the printed e-mail with the most recent medical marijuana identification card.
- If at any time a patient or caregiver loses possession of their laminated identification card (lost, stolen, damaged, etc.) they must request a replacement from DCP in order to be compliant with the program.
- If a patient or caregiver loses their emailed registration confirmation they can get a copy sent to them via BizNET. Patients must log into their BizNet account and at the patient information page click on the “Reprint” button.
The following is what each person will need to do to complete the renewal:
Physician/Advanced Practice Registered Nurse:
- Confirm that the patient is under your care;
- Provide the date that you examined the patient for the renewed certification;
- Confirm that you still have a bona-fide patient/physician relationship;
- Complete the three certifications that are at the end of the form; and
Update any other information to the extent it has changed from the previous year (e.g. if you or the patient has a new address). This information will already be filled in and the Department will assume it is the same if you do not change it.
- Provide proof that you still live in Connecticut;
- Provide an updated photograph;
- Complete the five certifications at the end;
- Pay a one hundred ($100.00) dollars registration fee; and
- Update any other information to the extent it has changed from the previous year (e.g., if your caregiver has a different address). This information will already be filled in and the Department will assume it is the same if you do not change it.
- Remember: Only your physician or advanced practice registered nurse can update your personal information. Before submitting your renewal, you will need to contact him or her if that information is no longer correct.
- If your name has changed, in addition to making sure your physician updates that information in his or her certification, you will need to provide the Department with proof of identity as you did for your initial registration.
- Provide an updated photograph;
- Complete the five certifications at the end of the form; and
- Pay a twenty-five ($25.00) dollar the registration fee.
Content Last Modified on 10/13/2017 4:38:49 PM