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Requirements For Hospice Patients

Hospice applicants are those patients who have less than six months to live, and their disease is considered terminal. Also, the doctors have to stop their treatments due to less effectiveness. Hospice patients can apply for an MMCC patient ID card if they are eligible for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Card as per the state guidelines for the Health Qualifying Conditions. Click here to learn more about how to register as a hospice patient after registering with the MMCC department. Here are the qualifying conditions:

Age Limit

The hospice applicant can be an adult or a minor patient.

To Register as a minor patient, you will need:

  • A valid email account.
  • Full 9 digits of SSN or Social Security Number of Patient
  • Government-issued photo ID (SoftCopy)
  • Residence Proof (SoftCopy)
  • A letter from the attending hospice physician indicating the hospice care.
  • An electronic copy of a recent colored photograph with white background

While uploading the photograph, keep in mind the following points:

  • Make sure to use a free, highly-rated passport photo app to click the photograph. These apps are obtainable on Google Play Store, the App Store, and other app providers.
  • The picture should be taken by someone else. Don’t use Selfies.
  • The photograph should seem like a passport photo or a driver’s license photo.
  • Photo should be taken within six months so that it shows the applicant’s current look.
  • The background of the photograph should be white or off-white.
  • The applicant should be facing the camera and have either a neutral facial appearance or a genuine smile.
  • The applicant should be dressed but not wear any hat, head covering, any object, sunglasses, or dark glasses​. If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with the application.
  • Upload the photograph in .jpg format. The size of the image should not be larger than 3 M.B.
  • The photograph should not be digitally heightened or modified in a way that transforms the applicant’s face.
  • You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.
  • You can wear jewellery and keep on your facial piercings if they do not hide your face. Permanent tattoos are acceptable for passport purposes as well.

Note: We understand that wearing masks and face coverings are essential due to COVID-19, but we require you to see your full face to ensure your identity. So, take off your mask or face covering while someone takes your passport photo. You can keep six feet of distance to maintain social distancing while clicking the photograph.

Essential Note: If the patient is a minor, check out here to learn more about the additional elements needed to register in MMCC.

Here are the following documents that can be used as proof for registration:

For Identification

  • Driver’s license
  • Military identification card (Electronic copy of Both Back And Front side)
  • An identification card issued by the State Government
  • US Passport

If your provided identification proof is not a Maryland driver’s license/MVA ID Card or your documents do not identify your current address, you will need to give two of the below-mentioned documents as verification of your current home address in Maryland:

Note: The applicants should submit documents, including their name and address mentioned on them. Also, the identification proof should not be from the same two organizations, such as two documents issued by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).

  • Health Insurance documents issued by the State of Maryland, including Maryland Health Connection, Medicaid, Medicare, and more
  • Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) registration card/title
  • Utility Bills, such as Gas or cable/satellite TV or telephone bill
  • ​​​Mortgage statement of homeownership
  • Property tax bill
  • Bank account statement
  • Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) change of address card
  • Selective Service Card
  • Major credit card bill (Visa, MasterCard, Wal-Mart, Target, and more)
  • W-2 statements
  • Car insurance policy
  • Social Security or Social services IDs issued by the state of Maryland
  • Resident lease or rental contract between owner and occupant, including their signatures
  • Paystubs dated within three months

VA and Medicaid Recipient Patient ID Card Fee Waiver

Are you an eligible patient registered in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System or Maryland Medical Assistance Program? In that case, you are qualified to waive the $50 fee for the MMCC patient ID card.
To get the benefits of the ID card fee waiver, you should have the following documentation to apply for an MMCC patient ID card:

For VA Enrollee:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Identification Card (VA ID) (The card should not be expired at the time of registration)

For Maryland Medical Assistance Program Applicant:

The applicant should have one of the following documents:

  • Medical Assistance Card issued by the state of Maryland
  • A Certificate of Creditable Coverage issued by Maryland Medicaid Beneficiary Services
  • ​​An Eligibility Determination Letter issued by Maryland Health Connection

Note: If you have already registered with MMCC before applying for the Medical Assistance Card, you are not qualified to have the fee suspended retroactively. You will have to register as a new patient during the renewal to get the fee waiver benefits.