329-123 Registration requirements. (a) Physicians or advanced practice registered nurses who issue written certifications shall provide, in each written certification, the name, address, patient identification number, and other identifying information of the qualifying patient. The department of health shall require, in rules adopted pursuant to chapter 91, that all written certifications comply with a designated form completed by or on behalf of a qualifying patient. The form shall require information from the applicant, primary caregiver, and physician or advanced practice registered nurse as specifically required or permitted by this chapter. The form shall require the address of the location where the cannabis is grown and shall appear on the registry card issued by the department of health. The certifying physician or advanced practice registered nurse shall be required to have a bona fide physician-patient relationship or bona fide advanced practice registered nurse-patient relationship, as applicable, with the qualifying patient. All current active medical cannabis permits shall be honored through their expiration date.
Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-123
- Address: means , with respect to prescriptions, the physical location where an individual resides such as:
(1) Street address, city, and state;
(2) Tax map key number; or
(3) The description of a physical location. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Advanced practice registered nurse: means an advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority as described in section 457-8. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Identification number: means , with respect to a patient:
(1) The patient's unique valid driver's license number or state identification card number, followed by the abbreviation of the state issuing the driver's license or state identification card, or the patient's military identification number;
(2) If the patient is a foreign patient, the patient's passport number;
(3) If the patient does not have a valid driver's license, state identification card, or military identification, the patient's social security number;
(4) If the patient is less than eighteen years of age and has none of the identification referred to in paragraph (1), (2), or (3), the unique number on the valid driver's license, state identification card, military identification, or passport of the patient's parent or guardian; or
(5) If the controlled substance is obtained for an animal, the unique number of the animal's owner as described in paragraph (1), (2), or (3). See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Physician: means a person who is licensed to practice under chapter 453 and is licensed with authority to prescribe drugs and is registered under section 329-32. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Physician-patient relationship: means the collaborative relationship between physicians and their patients. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Primary caregiver: means a person eighteen years of age or older, other than the qualifying patient and the qualifying patient's physician or advanced practice registered nurse, who has agreed to undertake responsibility for managing the well-being of the qualifying patient with respect to the medical use of cannabis. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Qualifying patient: means a person who has been diagnosed by a physician or advanced practice registered nurse as having a debilitating medical condition. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Written certification: means the qualifying patient's medical records or a statement signed by a qualifying patient's physician or advanced practice registered nurse, stating that in the physician's or advanced practice registered nurse's professional opinion, the qualifying patient has a debilitating medical condition and the potential benefits of the medical use of cannabis would likely outweigh the health risks for the qualifying patient. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
(b) Qualifying patients shall register with the department of health. The registration shall be effective until the expiration of the certificate issued by the department of health and signed by the physician or advanced practice registered nurse. Every qualifying patient shall provide sufficient identifying information to establish the personal identities of the qualifying patient and the primary caregiver. Qualifying patients shall report changes in information within ten working days. Every qualifying patient shall have only one primary caregiver at any given time. The department of health shall issue to the qualifying patient a registration certificate, and shall charge $35 per year.
(c) Primary caregivers shall register with the department of health. Every primary caregiver shall be responsible for the care of only one qualifying patient at any given time.
(d) Upon inquiry by a law enforcement agency, which inquiry may be made twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the department of health shall immediately verify whether the subject of the inquiry has registered with the department of health and may provide reasonable access to the registry information for official law enforcement purposes.