What is a caregiver?

A caregiver is a person, registered by the Department, who is at least twenty-one (21) years old, who has agreed to assist with a registered qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana, and is not the registered qualifying patient’s certifying physician.

An employee of a hospice provider, nursing, or medical facility; or a visiting nurse, personal care attendant, or home health aide providing care to a qualifying patient may serve as a personal caregiver, including to patients under 18 years of age as a second caregiver.