Indeed, if you’re a New York medical marijuana patient, you can assign a caregiver. Moreover, those who require a caregiver (those under 18 or those incapable of providing informed consent as per New York state laws) have the privilege of designating up to five caregivers.

Starting from 2023, caregivers can be added whenever you want after the approving provider completes the patient’s state registration.

  • For patients whose Certification Number* initiates with PC3, please contact the state at 888-626-5151 or via email at, post-approval, and auto-registration.
  • For patients whose Certification Number* begins with PC1 or PC2, caregivers can be managed through their account.

*The Certification Number is located at the upper left of the patient’s certification.