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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:


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


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


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


  • 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 mmp[at]health.ny.gov to update the information.


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.


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


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 mmp[at]health.ny.gov for correction if you find any incorrect information.


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.


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 mmp[at]health.ny.gov for updates.


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.


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.


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.


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.