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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-88



Medical Marijuana Program; Qualifications for Financial Hardship

[49 Pa.B. 343]
[Saturday, January 19, 2019]

 Notice is hereby given, under 28 Pa. Code § 1191.26(d) (relating to application fees), of the qualifications for financial hardship necessary to obtain a waiver or reduction of the application fee for a medical marijuana identification card. The Department of Health (Department) may waive or reduce the fee for an identification card application or an identification card renewal application for an applicant who demonstrates financial hardship. For 2019, the Department has determined that an applicant may demonstrate financial hardship by verifying, subject to the penalties of perjury, that the applicant is currently participating in one or more of the following programs:

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
PACE Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

 The Department may verify an applicant's current participation in any of the previously listed programs.

 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections regarding this notice to John J. Collins, Office of Medical Marijuana, Department of Health, Room 628, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 547-3047,

 Persons with a disability who wish to submit comments, suggestions or objections regarding this notice or who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape or Braille) may do so by using the previously listed contact information. Speech and/or hearing-impaired persons may call the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-88. Filed for public inspection January 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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