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Requirements For Proxy Applicant

A proxy applicant is a person who registers for a medical marijuana card application on behalf of a minor patient or a patient who is unable to consent to medical treatment due to mental or physical inability. Click here to know how to register as a proxy applicant.

Age Limit

To assist a minor patient, a caregiver must be 21 years of age or older.

Requirements

The proxy applicant should have a valid contact phone number, email address, and mailing address.

Document Requirement

If the proxy applicant is also a caregiver, then the applicant should have the following documentation as well:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of NYS residency

Check out the information regarding the documentation that may be accepted:

For Photo ID

  • Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID Card issued by the New York government.
    Note: Keep in mind that don’t upload an electronic or soft copy of your ID during New York medical card registration online. You will need to submit the 9-digit number in the given field on the enrollment form.
  • If you do not have the ID cards mentioned above, you can upload a recent photo taken with a cell phone or camera. Remember that head and shoulders should be up on a plain background (jpg format) and don’t wear a hat or sunglasses while taking a picture.

For New York State Residency (Permanent or Temporary)

  • Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID Card issued by the state government
    Note: Keep in mind that don’t upload a copy of your ID during New York medical card registration online. You will need to submit the 9-digit number in the given field on the enrollment form.
  • Pay stubs that should be from within the last two months
  • NYC ID Card

Contract from one of the last two months

  • Lease agreement
  • Utility bills, such as electricity, gas, or cable bills with a service address that meets the recommendation location
  • Practitioner/Hospital bill from last two months
  • Social Security Administration official correspondence

Documents that are not acceptable

  • Cell phone bill
  • Bank/credit card statements
  • United States passport
  • Driver License/ Non-Driver Identification Card from another state
  • Tax returns

Special Note: Please do not select a proxy applicant role if you are assisting in filling in the patient’s registration over the age of eighteen and can consent to their medical treatment.