In Florida, a caregiver is a person who is designated to assist a qualified patient with the medical use of marijuana. A caregiver must be at least 21 years of age and a resident of Florida.
A caregiver can be a family member or a friend of the patient, or it can be a professional caregiver. The caregiver is responsible for purchasing and administering the medical marijuana to the patient, as well as keeping track of the patient’s treatment progress.
To become a caregiver in Florida, the caregiver must apply for a caregiver identification card from the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU). The caregiver must submit fingerprints for a background check, and the OMMU will review the application to determine if the caregiver is eligible.
It’s important to note that a caregiver can only assist one patient at a time, unless the patients are immediate family members or the caregiver is a hospice provider. The caregiver must also follow all state laws and regulations regarding the use of medical marijuana.
Overall, a caregiver plays an important role in helping patients who may need assistance with their medical treatment. They can provide support and help ensure that the patient is receiving the proper dosage and treatment plan.