To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, DCP has limited on-site staffing at 450 Columbus Blvd. While mail and phone calls will be processed as quickly as possible, we recommend using our online services, or sending an email to the appropriate division/person instead. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Physician/Nurse Practitioner Certification Process

This page contains information needed to complete the online application in order to certify a Qualifying Patient. Prior to attempting to complete the online application, you are strongly encouraged to access and refer to the Physician Quick Reference Card (pdf) and instructions below. These will assist you in certifying a qualifying patient.

Physicians are the gatekeepers to the medical marijuana registration system.No patient or caregiver can log in to the system until a physician initiates their application. 

Once you, the physician, conclude that your patient should be registered with the Department of Consumer Protection for the palliative use of marijuana, you can access our online registration system to certify your patient as meeting the medical pre-requisites for a registration certificate.

To begin certifying your patients you must:

  • Log in to the registration system using your DEA Number and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Be prepared to obtain contact information for your patient, including a valid e-mail address and a primary phone number.This information must be included in the patient profile page of your certification before you can submit the certification.
Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by physicians.

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