as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/05/2018 02:58pm
A bill for an act
relating to health; clarifying the ability of registered designated caregivers to be
enrolled in the medical cannabis registry program as patients; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2016, section 152.27, subdivision 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 152.27, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
(a) The commissioner shall register a
designated caregiver for a patient if the patient's health care practitioner has certified that
the patient, in the health care practitioner's medical opinion, is developmentally or physically
disabled and, as a result of that disability, the patient is unable to self-administer medication
or acquire medical cannabis from a distribution facility and the caregiver has agreed, in
writing, to be the patient's designated caregiver. As a condition of registration as a designated
caregiver, the commissioner shall require the person to:
(1) be at least 21 years of age;
(2) agree to only possess deleted text beginanydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end medical cannabis for purposes of assisting the
(3) agree that if the application is approved, the person will not be a registered designated
caregiver for more than one patient, unless the patients reside in the same residence.
(b) The commissioner shall conduct a criminal background check on the designated
caregiver prior to registration to ensure that the person does not have a conviction for a
disqualifying felony offense. Any cost of the background check shall be paid by the person
seeking registration as a designated caregiver.
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