935 CMR 501.022 - Registration of Institutional Caregivers

(1) A Caregiving Institution shall apply for an Institutional Caregiver registration for all employees that will be facilitating a Registered Qualifying Patient's use of Marijuana for medical purposes. All such individuals shall be 21 years of age or older.
(2) A Caregiving Institution seeking registration of an Institutional Caregiver shall file an application, in a form and manner determined by the Commission, which shall include:
(a) The full name, date of birth and address of the individual;
(b) Written acknowledgment by the individual of the limitations on his or her authorization to possess, transport, and facilitate the use of Marijuana for medical purposes in the Commonwealth;
(c) Written acknowledgment by the individual of the prohibition against cultivation in his or her role as an Institutional Caregiver;
(d) A copy of the Institutional Caregiver's driver's license, government issued identification card, or other verifiable identity document acceptable to the Commission;
(e) An attestation that the individual shall not engage in the diversion of Marijuana;
(f) A nonrefundable application fee, as required by the Commission; and
(g) Any other information required by the Commission.
(3) A Caregiving Institution shall notify the Commission no more than one business day after an Institutional Caregiver ceases to be associated with the Caregiving Institution. The Institutional Caregiver's registration shall be immediately void when he or she is no longer associated with the Caregiving Institution.
(4) A Registration Card for an Institutional Caregiver will be valid for one year from the date of issue, and may be renewed, in a form and manner determined by the Commission, on an annual basis by meeting the requirements in 935 CMR 501.022(1) and (2). The Commission will accept Registration Cards validly issued prior to the Program Transfer. This Registration Card will remain valid until its one-year anniversary date or until a new Registration Card is issued by the Commission, whichever occurs first. On the issuance of a new Registration Card, the holder of the Registration Card shall destroy any previously issued Registration Card(s) in a responsible manner that would prevent it from being used as a registration or identification card.
(5) An Institutional Caregiver shall apply for registration according to the procedures set out in 935 CMR 501.022, unless otherwise provided by the Commission.
(6) After obtaining a Registration Card for an Institutional Caregiver, a Caregiving Institution is responsible for notifying the Commission, in a form and manner determined by the Commission, as soon as possible, but in any event, within five business days after any changes to the information that the Caregiving Institution was previously required to submit to the Commission, or after discovery that a Registration Card has been lost or stolen.
(7) An Institutional Caregiver shall carry his or her Registration Card at all times while in possession of Marijuana.
(8) An Institutional Caregiver affiliated with multiple Caregiving Institutions shall be registered as an Institutional Caregiver by each Caregiving Institution.

Notes

935 CMR 501.022
Adopted by Mass Register Issue 1380, eff. 12/23/2018. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1403, eff. 11/1/2019. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1434, eff. 1/8/2021. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1436, eff. 1/8/2021.

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