Physicians 2016-12-10T17:53:53+00:00
The Physician/Patient
Relationship
Requirements &
Eligibility
Certification
Process
Physician
FAQs
Contact
Us

The Physician/Patient Relationship

Physicians must have a bona fide relationship with the patient in order to register them with the program. A bona fide physician-patient relationship means a relationship in which the physician has ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care, and treatment of a patient’s debilitating medical condition or a symptom of the patient’s debilitating medical condition whereby the physician has:

  • Completed a medically reasonable assessment of the patient’s medical history and current medical condition;
  • Diagnosed the patient as having a debilitating medical condition;
  • Prescribed, or determined it is not in the best interest to prescribe, prescription drugs to address the symptoms or effects for which the certification is being issued;
  • Concluded that, in the physician’s medical opinion, the potential benefits of the palliative use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks to the patient; and
  • Explained the potential risks and benefits of the palliative use of marijuana to the patient or, where the patient lacks legal capacity, to the parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the patient.

In addition, the physician should be reasonably available to provide follow-up care and treatment for the patient, including any examinations necessary to determine the efficacy of marijuana for treating the patient’s debilitating medical condition, or a symptom thereof.

Requirements & Eligibility

Physicians who wish to certify a patient for medical marijuana must:

  • Possess an active Connecticut medical license issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
  • Practice within the State of Connecticut.
  • Possess an active controlled substance registration issued by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection that is not subject to limitation.
  • Possess an active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) controlled substance registration that is not subject to limitation.
  • Be registered with, and able to access, Connecticut Prescription Monitoring Program

Certification Process

To begin certifying your patients you must:

  • Confirm that you meet the Physician Requirements and Eligibility and possess the proper licenses and registrations.
  • Create a DAS Business Network Account at https://www.biznet.ct.gov/dcp-mmrp so you can access the online registration system.
  • Log in to the registration system using your DEA Number and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Be prepared to obtain contact information for your patient, including a valid e-mail address (if your patient has one) and a primary phone number. This information must be included in the patient profile page of your certification before you can submit the certification.

Follow this link for: how to certify your patient: Physician Quick Reference Card

Step 1

Registration

This step is required for initial set up only.

You MUST create DAS business Network account using the following link: https://www.biznet.ct.gov/dcp-mmrp

Step 2

Log in

Use the email and password you used to create the account in the DAS registration system.

  • Select: “I am a Physician.”
  • Provide your DEA and the last four digits of your Social Security number.

Step 3

Certify your patient

Once you have logged in:

  • Select: “Add new patient.”
  • Follow the prompts for entering patient information
  • Note: Patients must be qualified before you can register them in the system.

Step 4

Assign a Caregiver

This is an optional step. You only need to complete this step if a caregiver is needed.

Note: The caregiver must qualify according to the Connecticut MMP.

Step 5

Confirmation of Patient Certification

Your patient is now certified.

For additional information, visit: CT MMP—Physicians

Physician FAQs

  • A patient’s certification expires one year from the date a physician certified the patient through DCP’s online registration system.
  • The physician will be required to confirm the patient continues to be eligible for medical marijuana use based on the same criteria used for the patient’s initial registration.
  • Physicians do not “prescribe” marijuana in the same way other medications are prescribed to patients.
  • Rather, upon a medical assessment of the patient’s medical history and medical condition, physicians may certify that a patient is eligible for the palliative use of marijuana.
  • This assessment must be made in the course of a bona fide physician-patient relationship.

Note: The physician must explain the potential risks and benefits of palliative marijuana use to the patient or their legal guardian.

  • The maximum allowable monthly amount is 2.5 ounces unless you as their physician indicates a lesser amount is appropriate.
  • Yes. Our trained staff and licensed pharmacists are here to provide you, your patients, and their caregivers a seamless and smooth way to complete the process. Simply contact us via email or hone and we will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.

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