ADHS will be performing maintenance on the Medical Marijuana systems starting on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 PM expected to be completed by Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 AM. During this time, Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause. If the process is completed earlier, the systems will be made available at an earlier time.

Division of Behavioral Health Services


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Waived Physician Prescriber

Drug Addiction Drug Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) allows physicians to prescribe narcotic drugs in schedules III, IV, V or a combination of such drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence. The physician must meet training standards described under the training and supervision recommendation section of this document.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) define waste as the overutilization of services, or other practices that, directly or indirectly, result in unnecessary costs to the Medicare Program. Waste is generally not considered to be caused by criminally negligent actions but rather the misuse of resources.

Working Day

A Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday unless:

  1. A legal holiday falls on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday; or
  2. A legal holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday and a contractor is closed for business the prior Friday or following Monday.

Young Child

Children birth to five years of age.

Youth/Young Adult-Delivered Support

A young adult who has been a recipient of services or sibling that provides support guidance, training and coaching of the youth with the goal of enhancing the youth's life skills.