What is a Caregiver?

What is a medical marijuana caregiver license?

A medical marijuana caregiver license allows an individual designated by a patient — or a minor patient’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) — to assist the patient with the purchase, application, and administration of medical marijuana. This license will be in the form of an identification card to prove an individual is a license holder. This card will contain the caregiver’s name, photo, date of birth, city and county of residence, the type of license, expiration date, the caregiver’s unique medical marijuana license number, and the unique medical marijuana license number of the patient.

How long does my caregiver license last?

Caregiver licenses are valid up to the expiration date of the associated patient’s license, not to exceed two years. Additionally, the patient has the right to withdraw his or her designated caregiver at any time. When this happens, the caregiver license will be invalidated.

How do I apply?

Applications will be collected at omma.ok.gov. A valid email address is required for login. This email address will be used to send notices once an account is created.

The Physician Recommendation Form attached to the patient’s application must include certification of his or her need for a caregiver in order for a caregiver to submit an application. Caregivers of adult patients must submit the Adult Patient Caregiver Designation Form signed by the patient or, if applicable, the adult patient’s legal guardian. Parent/legal guardian caregivers of minor patients must submit the Minor Patient Caregiver Designation Form. Minor patients may have up to two designated caregivers who are parents or legal guardians.

What information do I need to provide in the application?

The following information is required for a caregiver license:

  • Caregiver’s full name
  • Residence and mailing address
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number and email address
  • Caregiver’s signature
  • The name of the patient who has designated you as his or her caregiver
  • If available, the patient license number of the patient who has designated you as his or her caregiver

What documentation do I need to provide in the application?

The following unexpired, valid documentation is required for a caregiver license:

  • Proof of Oklahoma residency (digital copy of one of the following):
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
    • Oklahoma voter identification card
    • A utility bill for the calendar month preceding the date of application, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
    • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
    • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
  • Proof of identity (digital copy one of the following):
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
    • U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S government
    • Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:
      • United States Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or a Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after Jan. 9 2008.
  • A clear, color, full-face digital photograph
  • Adult Patient Caregiver Designation Form signed by the patient (or, if applicable, the patient’s legal guardian) or Minor Patient Caregiver Designation Form signed by the minor patient’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s)

How much does the application cost?

There is no application fee for caregiver licenses.

What happens after I apply?

Once the application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the OMMA. If it is deemed complete and meets all requirements, an approval letter with an identification card will be mailed within 14 days of the application submission date.

If the application is incomplete due to unclear or missing information or documents, an email correspondence will be sent stating the reason(s) it is incomplete. You will be able to log back in to your account to make corrections. The submission date is the date a complete application is accepted.

If the application is reviewed and denied because all requirements have not been met, a denial letter stating the reason(s) for denial will be mailed within 14 days of submission.

Who will check my license identification card?

A medical marijuana identification card and another form of identification should be presented any time you purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary on behalf of the patient or anytime you take marijuana to a processor to be made into a concentrate form at a processor on behalf of the patient. Law enforcement may also require an identification card to prove you are licensed.

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