1.

 Issuance to patient.

 Subject to subsection 7, the department may approve the issuance of a medical cannabidiol registration card by the department of transportation to a patient who:

 a. Is at least eighteen years of age.
 b. Is a permanent resident of this state.
 c. Submits a written certification to the department signed by the patient’s health care practitioner that the patient is suffering from a debilitating medical condition.
 d. Submits an application to the department, on a form created by the department, in consultation with the department of transportation, that contains all of the following:

 (1) The patient’s full name, Iowa residence address, date of birth, and telephone number.
 (2) A copy of the patient’s valid photograph identification.
 (3) Full name, address, and telephone number of the patient’s health care practitioner.
 (4) Full name, residence address, date of birth, and telephone number of each primary caregiver of the patient, if any.
 (5) Any other information required by rule.
 e. Submits a medical cannabidiol registration card fee of one hundred dollars to the department. If the patient attests to receiving social security disability benefits, supplemental security insurance payments, or being enrolled in the medical assistance program, the fee shall be twenty-five dollars.
 f. Has not been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 124E.4

  • Debilitating medical condition: means any of the following:
  • Department: means the department of public health. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • Disqualifying felony offense: means a violation under federal or state law of a felony under federal or state law, which has as an element the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance, as defined in 21 U. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Health care practitioner: means an individual licensed under chapter 148 to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery who is a patient's primary care provider. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • Medical cannabidiol: means any pharmaceutical grade cannabinoid found in the plant Cannabis sativa L. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • Primary caregiver: means a person who is a resident of this state or a bordering state as defined in section 331. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Written certification: means a document signed by a health care practitioner, with whom the patient has established a patient-provider relationship, which states that the patient has a debilitating medical condition and identifies that condition and provides any other relevant information. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2.

 Patient card contents.

 A medical cannabidiol registration card issued to a patient by the department of transportation pursuant to subsection 1 shall contain, at a minimum, all of the following:

 a. The patient’s full name, Iowa residence address, and date of birth.
 b. The patient’s photograph.
 c. The date of issuance and expiration date of the medical cannabidiol registration card.
 d. Any other information required by rule.
 3.

 Issuance to primary caregiver.

 For a patient in a primary caregiver’s care, subject to subsection 7, the department may approve the issuance of a medical cannabidiol registration card by the department of transportation to the primary caregiver who:

 a. Submits a written certification to the department signed by the patient’s health care practitioner that the patient in the primary caregiver’s care is suffering from a debilitating medical condition.
 b. Submits an application to the department, on a form created by the department, in consultation with the department of transportation, that contains all of the following:

 (1) The primary caregiver’s full name, residence address, date of birth, and telephone number.
 (2) The patient’s full name.
 (3) A copy of the primary caregiver’s valid photograph identification.
 (4) Full name, address, and telephone number of the patient’s health care practitioner.
 (5) Any other information required by rule.
 c. Has not been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense.
 d. Submits a medical cannabidiol registration card fee of twenty-five dollars to the department.
 4.

 Primary caregiver card contents.

 A medical cannabidiol registration card issued by the department of transportation to a primary caregiver pursuant to subsection 3 shall contain, at a minimum, all of the following:

 a. The primary caregiver’s full name, residence address, and date of birth.
 b. The primary caregiver’s photograph.
 c. The date of issuance and expiration date of the registration card.
 d. The medical cannabidiol registration card number of each patient in the primary caregiver’s care. If the patient in the primary caregiver’s care is under the age of eighteen, the full name of the patient’s parent or legal guardian.
 e. Any other information required by rule.
 5.

 Expiration date of card.

 A medical cannabidiol registration card issued pursuant to this section shall expire one year after the date of issuance and may be renewed.

 6.

 Card issuance department of transportation.

 The department may enter into a chapter 28E agreement with the department of transportation to facilitate the issuance of medical cannabidiol registration cards pursuant to subsections 1 and 3.

 7.

 Federally approved clinical trials.

 The department shall not approve the issuance of a medical cannabidiol registration card pursuant to this section for a patient who is enrolled in a federally approved clinical trial for the treatment of a debilitating medical condition with medical cannabidiol.