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Thank you for your patience as we work through these new Health Department procedures.
I am getting tons and tons of emails and texts etc. describing the confusion nearly everyone is experiencing, questions about the extensive waiting period currently, and if we have cards. WE HAVE NO CARDS. They are mailed out as soon as we get them, in a feasible manner. We do not know the status of your application at the state. All we can do is make sure your applications were correctly finished and submitted.
LATEST ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
I AM GOING TO OUTLINE THE CURRENT APPLICATION METHOD. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING AND FILL OUT THE PRACTICE WORKSHEET
THE APPLICATION FORM:
No one can go to the DOH website yet, and submit anything to them online, except through a doctor's office. You can not yet pay the DOH online. One must go to the medical doctor's office to do these things and submit things online through the office's state online account. That's the only way so far..
FIRST: Please fill out the application worksheet ( (http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalmarijuana/files/2014/11/CBD-001-Application-Worksheet.pdf) and submit it to us by email OR BRING IT INTO THE OFFICE DURING THE OFFICE VISIT. You will have to scan and send to the Hawaii Pain address at gmail, as described in the autoresponder letter issued after providing contact information above, if you do not have it already. This is where we get your addresses, which are NOT on the application certifications anymore.
I am working on an online mechanism for this as well, but until then.....
SECOND: This application MUST BE FILLED OUT ON YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE YOUR OFFICE VISIT AND BROUGHT TO THE OFFICE to be added to the application packet. IT CAN BE WRITTEN, as well, according to the DOH. This is the ONLY thing you can do at home on your own computer.
http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalmarijuana/files/2014/11/CBD-001-All-Certifications-Fillable.pdf. This application is DIFFERENT than the application form from the past, and is now called the certifications. The addresses are not on these certifications.
During the office visit, the appropriate information (addresses, caregivers, etc) are entered online and sent to the state. At the same time, you can pay the state fee by credit card for faster service by the state. You still need to fill out the fillable pdf certifications as they apply to your situation. IDs are still required and the office fee is paid at the time of your interview visit. YOU CAN NOT DO THE ONLINE PART AT HOME!
The state is promising to get cards back to us faster using this method.
Cards are taking various periods of time, and there does not seem to be any rational explanation for the differences. Some cards are taking 4 weeks and other 12 weeks. We will check after 8 weeks with the state, so email me such a request if desired.
The DOH has changed its application process as of April 10th.
The old written paper applications are no longer accepted. It is my personal opinion that they are struggling to process applications, and that they can only survive using an online mechanism where the data is entered for them. Growing pains.
One must have the data entered online by the office, and the processing fee paid to the state by a credit card. I would imagine they will accept a money order if need be, made out to the DOH. The redundancy is that the online application is then printed out and must be signed by the patient and doctor, and then mailed to them. They are promising to remove this second step in the future.
So I would go online to the DOH website ( http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalmarijuana/general-information/whats-new/... ) and fill out their APPLICATION FORM. ( http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalmarijuana/files/2014/11/CBD-001-All-Cert...)
WE NOW REQUIRE that ALL PATIENTS, who have passed the prescreening and those who still qualify and are renewing, FILL OUT THE ABOVE FORM AND BRING IT TO THE OFFICE.
You DO NOT need to have a second physician sign your application. I am your primary care physician as far as your cannabinoid therapy is concerned.
When visiting the Waimanalo office, the village requests that you park outside then gate on the left side to allow the locals access as you wait for the gate to open. Past the gate, drive very slowly to the office. Please be curteous to others, cooperative, and non-aggressive.