Approval Process

Registration Approval and Denial:
(1) The Department will approve or deny an application within 30 days of receiving a complete application, including payment of the designated fee.

(2) If the Department approves the application, the Department shall issue a serially numbered registry identification card to the patient within five business days. The registry identification card shall include, but is not limited to:

(a) The patient’s name, address and date of birth; (b) The effective date, date of issuance and expiration date of the registry identification card;

(c) The designated primary caregiver’s name, address, and date of birth, if applicable;

(d) The name, address, and date of birth of the grower, if applicable; and

(e) The location where the marijuana is produced.

(3) When a patient has specified a designated primary caregiver, or a grower, the Department shall issue an OMMP registry identification card for the designated primary caregiver and the grower. The Department shall also issue a grow site registration card to the patient. All cards shall contain the information specified in section (2) of this rule, as appropriate.

(4) The Department may deny an application if:

(a) The applicant did not provide the information required as provided in ORS 475.309 to establish the applicant’s debilitating medical condition and to document the applicant’s consultation with an attending physician regarding the medical use of marijuana in connection with such condition;

(b) The Department determines that the information provided was falsified;

(c) The applicant has been prohibited by a court order from obtaining a registry identification card; or

(d) An applicant has willfully violated the provisions of ORS 475.300 to 475.346 or these rules.

(5) If the Department denies an application, the Department shall send the applicant a denial letter within 30 days of receipt of the complete application. The time period set forth in OAR 333-008-0020 that provides an applicant an opportunity to supplement an incomplete application does not count towards the 30-day deadline for processing an application. The denial letter will be sent by certified mail to the address listed on the application form. The letter will state the reasons for denial and when the applicant may reapply.

(6) Denial of a registry identification card shall be considered a final Department action, subject to judicial review. Only the person whose application has been denied, or, in the case of a person under the age of 18 whose application has been denied, the person’s parent or legal guardian shall have standing to contest the Department’s action.

(7) Any person whose application has been denied may not reapply for at least six months from the date of the denial, unless so authorized by the Department or a court of competent jurisdiction.

(8) The fee is $10 for a replacement registry identification card.