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28 Pa. Code § 1191.21. Definitions.

§ 1191.21. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this part, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Adult patient—A patient who is 18 years of age or older.


     (i)   Depending on the context the term may mean either of the following:

       (A)   A person who wishes to submit or submits an application to the Department for a permit to operate as a grower/processor or dispensary, or both, under the act and this part.

       (B)   A patient or a caregiver who submits an identification card application to the Department.

     (ii)   The term includes a legal guardian or a parent who submits an application on behalf of a patient.

     (iii)   The term does not include an individual under 21 years of age unless the Department has determined under section 507(a) of the act (35 P.S. §  10231.507(a)) that the individual should be permitted to serve as a caregiver.

   Caregiver—One of the following:

     (i)   An individual designated by a patient to obtain on behalf of a patient, and provide to a patient, a medical marijuana product.

     (ii)   For a minor patient, an individual who meets the requirements of section 506(2) of the act (35 P.S. §  10231.506(2)).

   Legal guardian

     (i)   An individual appointed as a guardian of a patient under the laws of the Commonwealth.

     (ii)   The term does not include an individual who has been appointed a guardian only of a patient’s property.

   Medical marijuana cardholder—An adult patient or caregiver who possesses a valid identification card.

   Medical marijuana patient authorization letter—A document issued by the Department under §  1191.32 (relating to medical marijuana patient authorization letters).

   Minor patient—A patient who is under 18 years of age.

   Parent—The biological, natural or adoptive mother or father of a patient.

   Patient and caregiver registry—A list of patients and caregivers established and maintained by the Department.

   Patient certification—The document issued by a practitioner under §  1181.27 (relating to issuing patient certifications) certifying that a patient has one or more serious medical conditions.

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