Qualifying, in-state patients in Hawaii can renew their medical cannabis certification cards for up to two years, beginning July 18.
The Hawaii Department of Health or DOH said through the online electronic registration system, current medical cannabis cardholders can submit their two-year renewal applications if they have a qualifying debilitating medical condition that is chronic in nature and verified by their physician or advanced practice registered nurse or APRN.
To be eligible for a two-year certification renewal, the patients must renew with a physician or APRN who has previously certified them. The certifying physician or APRN must state the patient's condition is chronic in nature and also agree that a two-year renewal is in the patient's best interest.
"The registration fees are non-refundable regardless of the renewal outcome. All patients that choose to see a new certifying medical provider will be eligible for a one-year registration and the following year may be eligible for a two-year renewal," said Tami Whitney of the health department's Medical Cannabis Registry Program.
Registered patients can submit their renewal application online as early as 60 days before their registration cards expire so as to ensure they receive their renewed cards in a timely manner and avoid any lapse in coverage.
The fee for a one-year registration or renewal for in-state patients is $38.50, while a two-year renewal for in-state patients costs $77.00. The fee for sixty-day registration for out-of-state patients is $49.50 per registration and is allowed twice per calendar year.
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夏威夷卫生部或卫生部说，通过在线电子注册系统，目前的医用大麻持卡人可以提交他们的两年延长申请，如果他们有资格的衰弱的医疗条件是慢性的，并由他们的医生或高级执业注册护士或 APRN 验证。
为了有资格获得两年的认证续期，患者必须与医生或 APRN 谁之前认证他们。认证医生或 APRN 必须声明病人的病情是慢性的，并且同意两年的续展符合病人的最大利益。
「无论续期结果如何，注册费均不可退还。所有选择新的认证医疗提供者的病人将有资格获得一年的注册，下一年可能有资格获得两年的续展，”卫生部门的医疗大麻注册计划的 Tami Whitney 说。
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