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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 110. Board of Pharmacy
Chapter 60. Regulations Governing Pharmaceutical Processors

18VAC110-60-50. Voluntary registration of a patient, parent, legal guardian, or registered agent.

A. A qualifying patient, or a parent or legal guardian of a minor or vulnerable adult, for whom a practitioner has issued a certification may voluntarily request registration in accordance with this section. For issuance of a registration, the following items shall be submitted:

1. A copy of the certification issued by a registered practitioner;

2. Proof of residency of the qualifying patient and proof of residency of a parent or legal guardian, if applicable, such as a government-issued identification card or tax receipt or proof of temporary residency, if applicable, such as a current academic identification card from a Virginia institution of higher learning, rental agreement, utility bill, or attestation on a form prescribed by the board that contains information sufficient to document temporary residency in Virginia;

3. Proof of identity of the qualifying patient and, if the patient is a minor, proof of identity of the parent or legal guardian in the form of a government-issued identification card;

4. Proof of the qualifying patient's age in the form of a birth certificate or other government-issued identification;

5. Payment of the appropriate fees; and

6. Such other information as the board may require to determine the applicant's suitability for registration or to protect public health and safety.

B. A patient, or the patient's parent or legal guardian, may choose a registered agent to receive cannabis products on behalf of the patient. An individual may serve as a registered agent for no more than two patients. For a registration application to be approved, the following shall be submitted:

1. The name, address, and birthdate of each patient for whom the individual intends to act as a registered agent;

2. A copy of the written certification issued to the patient for the use of cannabis products for treatment of or to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease;

3. Proof of identity in the form of a copy of a government-issued identification card;

4. Payment of the applicable fee; and

5. Such other information as the board may require to determine the applicant's suitability for registration or to protect public health and safety.

C. A qualifying patient shall not be issued a written certification by more than one practitioner during a given time period.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3442.6 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 23, eff. August 7, 2019; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 1, eff. September 30, 2020; Volume 37, Issue 25, eff. September 1, 2021; Volume 39, Issue 24, eff. August 16, 2023.

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