Attention: Effective July 1, 2023, in accordance with House Bill 387 and section 381.986(4)(a, g, and i), Florida Statutes, Before issuing an initial certification to a patient, the qualified physician must conduct an in-person physical examination of the patient. For certification renewals, a qualified physician who has issued a certification to a patient after conducting an in-person physical examination may conduct subsequent examinations of that patient through telehealth as defined in s. 456.47.”

Attention: Pursuant to section 381.986(6)(b)6., Florida Statutes, and the Department of Health’s Emergency Rule 64ER23-2, after June 12, 2023, all NON-CLOSE RELATIVES applying for a caregiver Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) identification card must complete a level 2 background screeningpursuant to section 381.986(9), Florida Statutes, through a Livescan Service Provider.

Section 381.986(1)(c), Florida Statutes, defines a “close relative” as “a spouse, parent, sibling, grandparent, child, or grandchild, whether related by whole or half blood, by marriage, or by adoption.”

Current caregivers will be grandfathered in until the time of their next renewal.

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Attention Patients & Caregivers:To check to see if a Request for Exception has been submitted, please contact your Qualified Physician.

Note: The Department approves or disapproves Requests for Exception within 14 days of receipt of the complete documentation.

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