NEXT PETITION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 20, 2021, at 5 p.m. MST. The system will automatically inactivate any patient in incomplete status after 30 days. We are unable to update any status’ until after the CUB has completed their review.
Questions about the Compassionate Use Board process may be directed to: cubcmc@utah.gov.

ATTENTION: The Compassionate Use Board (CUB) petition will be changing from a PDF version to a REDCap web-hosted form. This form will go live on August 2, 2021. An email invitation to complete the form will be sent to the QMP from cubcmc@utah.gov and a link to the online form will also be available on the CUB website.

The online form will allow the QMP to submit all the necessary information including treatment records and remove the need to print and complete the form. Medical records may still be uploaded to the Electronic Verification System. We will continue to accept the PDF version until September 1, 2021. After that date any PDF CUB petitions received will not be accepted. Please contact us at cubcmc@utah.gov with any questions.

NOTE: Important emails regarding patient status may be sent by cubcmc@utah.gov. Please add this email address to your contacts to ensure that you receive messages.

Petition Documents

> Compassionate Use Board Patient Petition Form

Updated 5/5/21

> Denial Patient Petition Form

Updated 5/5/21


 

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

The CUB reviews and recommends for department approval a petition to the CUB submitted by:

  1. patients under age 21 applying for medical cannabis cards; and
  2. 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, in the qualified medical provider’s professional opinion, adequately responded to conventional treatments. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

When the CUB reviews applications, the CUB does not meet in-person or over the phone with the patient or their qualified medical provider (QMP). They review relevant information submitted by the patient and QMP. 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.      

The CUB meets monthly and final determinations for July will be sent by Monday, August 9, 2021

Once a complete petition is received, there is a 90-day period for the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) 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.

A complete petition includes the following information:

1.     Compassionate Use Board petition, with all areas addressed by the Qualified Medical Provider (QMP).

2.     A Subjective Objective Assessment and Plan (SOAP) note from the face-to-face evaluation with the Qualified Medical Provider, this note should include the following information (unable to accept telehealth visits):

  • Details of the condition or symptoms for which the medical cannabis will treat

  • History of the standard treatment modalities including the results of the previously tried treatments

  •  An evaluation of any current or past cannabis treatment as related to the condition

3.     For PTSD, confirmation of current treatment under the care of a licensed mental health provider, type of trauma therapy that the patient is participating in, and a letter from the mental health provider indicating the diagnosis and that they are aware of the decision to seek medical cannabis.

4.     Any past treatment records from previous primary care physicians and or specialty providers that provide a record of the condition’s past treatments of symptoms.