Yes, the OMMP protects your confidentiality!
- Is located within a secure office,
- Keeps all computer and paper files locked and secure when not in use, and
- Follows all Oregon Health Authority confidentiality policies.
- Authorized employees of state or local law enforcement agencies may only access the OMMP database as necessary to verify:
- A person is a lawful possessor of a registry identification card,
- A person is a designated primary caregiver of a lawful possessor of a registry identification card, or
- A location is an authorized marijuana growsite.
1. If a specific person has a valid registry identification card,
2. If a specific person is a caregiver of a patient,
3. If a specific person has a pending application, or
4. If a specific address is a registered "growsite".
OMMP staff members do not give out any other information to law enforcement.
- Staff members categorize information into "identified data" and "de-identified" or "non-identifying data."
"Identified data" means data that can specifically identify individuals, such as name or date of birth.
"De-identified" or "non-identifying data" means data that protects the identity of specific individuals.
For example, a count of the number of patients currently registered with the OMMP does not allow the identification of specific individuals.
- When asked for information by newspaper or TV reporters, OMMP staff members provide only non-identifying data, such as counts.
- The OMMP combines small number counts.
- The OMMP will disclose patient information to others only at the specific, written request of the patient.