Where you get your Certification, MATTERS! Choose a proper medically suited office location. Look for doctors that have a permanent office. ( not set up at a festival, etc.) "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR" Holds true for certifications You have decided you want to be a legal card holder. Then don't cut corners- skip the dispensary doctor, or doctor in the back of a hydro store, or festival. A proper file must be kept on patients. The State issues weekly random audits and if your certification center can't verify you were seen, the State will reject your file and you loose your money. Places like that don't care about you- they may charge less, but it is not a valid card. They are taking advantage of you.
At Greenlight, we use a EMR system specifically designed for medical marijuana patients. We keep HIPPA compliant files on every patient that can be verified within seconds.
The Criteria for establishing a Bona-Fide Relationship is as follows:
Evaluate the patient in person, review their relevant medical records, and complete an appropriate examination.
Create and maintain a medical record that demonstrates the patients qualifying condition.
Offer to notify the patient’s primary care doctor.
Make a reasonable effort to follow up with their patients to evaluate the efficacy of their medical marijuana treatment.
After you see a doctor for a medical marijuana evaluation and receive a signed certification from the doctor, you can register with the State and receive a patient registry card that will be valid for 2 YEARS. However, patient Follow-Up with the Doctor is necessary to establish a bonafide doctor-patient relationship and a section 8 defense. (as required by HB 4851 Bona Fide Relationship.) We recommend scheduling a return visit within 6 months. Please also use the online form to update your records with us every 3-5 months. We will add the form to your chart and send you a confirmation via email. As always, we will also send you a reminder via text or email when it is time for renewal.
Please remember, although your card will remain valid until the expiration date printed, it may not hold up in the court of law if you have not established a bona-fide relationship.