2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Chapter 6I
Section 24:6I-10 - Written instructions to patient, caregiver.

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 24:6I-10 (2018)

Section: 24:6I-10: Written instructions to patient, caregiver.

10. a. A physician shall provide written instructions for a registered qualifying patient or his caregiver to present to an alternative treatment center concerning the total amount of usable marijuana that a patient may be dispensed, in weight, in a 30-day period, which amount shall not exceed two ounces. If no amount is noted, the maximum amount that may be dispensed at one time is two ounces.

b. A physician may issue multiple written instructions at one time authorizing the patient to receive a total of up to a 90-day supply, provided that the following conditions are met:

(1) Each separate set of instructions shall be issued for a legitimate medical purpose by the physician, as provided in this act;

(2) Each separate set of instructions shall indicate the earliest date on which a center may dispense the marijuana, except for the first dispensation if it is to be filled immediately; and

(3) The physician has determined that providing the patient with multiple instructions in this manner does not create an undue risk of diversion or abuse.

c. A registered qualifying patient or his primary caregiver shall present the patient's or caregiver's registry identification card, as applicable, and these written instructions to the alternative treatment center, which shall verify and log the documentation presented. A physician may provide a copy of a written instruction by electronic or other means, as determined by the commissioner, directly to an alternative treatment center on behalf of a registered qualifying patient. The dispensation of marijuana pursuant to any written instructions shall occur within one month of the date that the instructions were written or the instructions are void.

d. A patient may be registered at only one alternative treatment center at any time.

L.2009, c.307, s.10.

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