The new certification forms are out and can be downloaded from the state website here. The state will continue to accept the old forms for the month of April, BUT they will only qualify you for a ONE YEAR card. It has come to our attention that some patients are still being issued the old forms with their certification due to the failure of their doctors/clinics to update to the new forms. Make sure your certification is with a clinic that follows the current guidelines (you meet with the doctor, you are required to have medical records, there is a follow up, and the new forms are used).
The price of the registration with the state is still $100 for the new two year certification, and samples of the documents needed for the $25 reduced fee can be found here. Our prices for the certification visit, which include free follow up and free expert witness services from the doctor, have not changed.
Stay tuned to the website for our new on line application process, which will streamline your forms and allow you to qualify for a reduced price for your certification. You will still have to meet in person with the physician at one of our clinics, but the on line paperwork and prepayment will reduce errors and make filling out the state forms a breeze. They will also create a secured, on line medical record for you to obtain copies of your certification documents, do on line follow ups, and replace your paper records in our office (in the unlikely event law enforcement ever tries to seize our records, once you renew on line your records are no longer there).
Remember to check your expiration dates and refer to our clinic schedule to renew your certifications.