Compassionate Use Board

Next Additional Documentation Submission Deadline: August 2, 2024, at 5 p.m. MST. The system will automatically inactivate any patient in incomplete status after 30 days. We cannot update any status until after the CUB has completed their review. The CUB meets monthly, and final determinations for August will be sent by August 19, 2024.

Reminder: Patients still need to register in the EVS, and the QMP needs to add a certification in the system in addition to submitting the REDCap petition. Important updates and requests for more information will be sent via the email - Please add it to your contacts.

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General Information and Board Description

The Compassionate Use Board (CUB) is comprised of seven qualified medical providers who have been appointed by the Executive Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and confirmed by the Utah State Senate.

When the CUB reviews applications, the CUB does not meet in-person or over the phone with the patient or their recommending medical provider (RMP). They review relevant information submitted by the patient and RMP. Board meetings are not public meetings and no one other than Board members and authorized department staff will attend the meetings. Information shared and discussed at the meetings is kept private and not shared with parties outside of those who attend the meetings.

Once a complete petition is received, there is a 90-day period for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to complete the review. If you are unable to send us the required documentation by the due date you may send us an email to request an extension, otherwise, your request will be closed as incomplete.

The CUB reviews and recommends for department approval a petition to the CUB submitted by: patients under age 21 applying for medical cannabis cards; and any patient who does not have a qualifying condition but who has an intractable condition that:

  • substantially impairs the individual’s quality of life; and
  • has not adequately responded to conventional treatments in the qualified medical provider’s professional opinion.

Submission Instructions

A certificate for the patient will be entered by the RMP or pharmacies. The RMP will complete an electronic Compassionate Use Board (CUB) petition. The petition is completed through a REDCap survey that allows the RMP to enter information and attach documentation. The survey link will be emailed to the RMP once the patient’s application in EVS is in “Awaiting CUB Review” status.

The CUB will need evidence that the patient's condition has failed standard treatments. The documents submitted must reflect the previous efforts to treat the medical condition.

The supportive information will assist the CUB in the determination that medical cannabis treatment is in the patient's best interest when weighing the request against the benefits versus the risks.

Ensure the following to prevent any delays in review:

The Qualifying Condition is listed as the same Qualifying Condition on both the patient petition and the patient certification in the EVS.

The Recommending Medical Provider is listed as the same RMP:

  • on the patient petition,
  • the patient certification in the EVS, and
  • that evaluated the patient at the initial visit and completed the SOAP note.

A provided SOAP note should include:

  • Patient's name
  • Date of service
  • Name of RMP
  • Detailed assessment of the medical condition (e.g. physical, mental, etc.)

Without the above-mentioned information, the CUB will be unable to deliver a determination. The requested information can be emailed to or faxed to 385.465.6052