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How to Register as a Proxy Applicant?

After creating a New York government account on a minor patient or physically or mentally incapable patient’s behalf and activating it, you will require the below-mentioned steps to register for the medical marijuana card New York Online:

STEP 1

After signing in to the official portal of DOH, click on the Health Applications icon and then select Medical Marijuana Data Management System (MMDMS).

STEP 2

Now, select the “proxy applicant” option that will land you on the Medical Marijuana Program for registration.

STEP 3

Now submit the patient’s information, including:

  • Full Name of the patient
  • Date Of Birth of the patient
  • Patient Certification number issued by a licensed physician

Note:

  • You can find the certification number in the top right-hand corner of the recommendation. Enter the number as written on the certification but don’t add spaces. Click here to apply for the MMJ certification!
  • If you see an error message on the screen, recheck your entered information with the certification. If you get the same message, email the Department of Health at [email protected] to update the information.

STEP 4

Enter the following information and click on the “Next” button:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Date of birth (The format should be MM/DD/YYYY)

Note: If you are applying as a proxy applicant, you must add the first name and last name as they appear on Department of Motor Vehicles ID or New York State Non-Driver ID. Do not enter your middle name while applying.

STEP 5

Now click on the “REGISTER/VIEW REGISTRATION” button.

STEP 6

After clicking on the “REGISTER/VIEW REGISTRATION” button, you will need to validate the patient’s information.

Note: The certification information of the patient can not be changed. If you have found any mistake in the registration process, please email the Department at [email protected] for correction if you find any incorrect information.

STEP 7

After validating the patient’s information, enter the remaining details of the patient, including:

  • NYS DMV ID or NYS Non-DriverID Card of Patient
  • Proof of Patient Residency

Note: If you need to update a patient’s mailing address, you must upload the supporting documents. Click here to check out the valid documentation of adult and minor patients.

STEP 8

Enter your contact information so that the Department will be able to contact you when needed.

Note: Keep in mind that

  • If you have already set your relationship as Parent/Legal Guardian, the bottom “Parent/Legal Guardian Information” section will not be shown.
  • If your entered information is incorrect, please email [email protected] for updates.

STEP 9

As a proxy applicant, you must add at least one caregiver to the patient registration. If you are also designated as a caregiver for the patient, then click on the “Add me as Caregiver” button.

STEP 10

You can also add a different caregiver or more than one caregiver. Click the “Add Caregiver” button. Enter the following information, then click on Add button:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth (The format should be MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Zipcode
  • New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYS DMV) ID

Note: The caregiver should add the NYS DMV ID with the New York State Non- Driver ID number or the Driver’s License number.

STEP 11

Once the application is complete, check out the acknowledgment statement. Then, answer the question regarding Driver’s Licenses and Non-Driver ID Cards.

Note: If the photo shown on the ID card no longer resembles you, you need to upload a recent photo.

STEP 12

You need to select the “Submit Registration” and then the “Save & Exit” button for the final submission of your application.

Registration Status

After submitting your registration, you will see a pop-up message on the screen that shows your registration status within a few minutes.

  • Pending Review: Your enrollment will have pending status if you upload certificates or a photo. The Department will evaluate your application to verify. You can log back into your account to check the status of your enrollment at any time.
  • Approved: If the status is shown as approved, it means you can download your temporary registry ID card that can be used to buy medical marijuana from a registered organization’s dispensing facility until you get your valid marijuana card in New York online. Click here to learn more about temporary registry ID cards. You should receive a registry ID card within 7 to 10 business days in the mail.