A. The Department shall provide written notification that a cardholder’s registry identification card is void and no longer valid under A.R.S. Title 36, Chapter 28.1 and this Chapter to a:
1. Qualifying patient when the Department receives notification from:
a. The qualifying patient that the qualifying patient no longer has a debilitating medical condition; or
b. The physician who provided the qualifying patient’s written certification that the:
i. Qualifying patient no longer has a debilitating medical condition,
ii. Physician no longer believes that the qualifying patient would receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of marijuana, or
iii. Physician believes that the qualifying patient is not using the medical marijuana as recommended;
2. Designated caregiver when:
a. The Department receives notification from the designated caregiver’s qualifying patient that the designated caregiver no longer assists the qualifying patient in the medical use of marijuana; or
b. The registry identification card for the qualifying patient that is listed on the designated caregiver’s registry identification card is no longer valid; or
3. Dispensary agent when:
a. The Department receives the written notification, required in R9-17-310(A)(9), that the dispensary agent no longer serves as a principal officer, board member, or medical director for the dispensary; is no longer employed by or contracted with the dispensary; or no longer provides volunteer service at the dispensary; or
b. The registration certificate for the dispensary that is listed on the dispensary agent’s registry identification card is no longer valid.
B. The Department shall void a qualifying patient’s registry identification card:
1. When the Department receives notification that the qualifying patient is deceased; or
2. For a qualifying patient under 18 years of age, when the qualifying patient’s designated caregiver’s registry identification card is revoked.
C. The written notification required in subsection (A) that a registry identification card is void is not a revocation and is not considered a final decision of the Department subject to judicial review.
This is an unofficial version of the Medical Marijuana Program rules. At this time, ADHS does not anticipate making substantive changes to these rules before they are filed with the Office of the Secretary of State. However, technical, organizational, and grammatical changes may be made. The official copy will be posted on www.azsos.gov when filed.