The Office of Compassionate Use (OCU) has been assigned an Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) number. The number, FL924890Z (DOH - OFFICE OF COMPASSIONATE USE), has been entered into the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) production system and is ready for use.

Those needing a Level 2 criminal history record check for purposes of submitting an application for approval as a dispensing organization pursuant to the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 should present this number to the FDLE or one of its approved vendors for fingerprinting. Payment for the background check will be made directly to FDLE or the approved vendor.  (Please note that if a person chooses to make electronic submissions via a Livescan service provider, the service provider may assess a fee in addition to the record check fee.)  Results of the criminal history check will be provided to the OCU and not to the person being checked. The OCU will notify any person who does not successfully pass the criminal history record check.

For more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding criminal history background checks, please visit the FDLE website.

A list of Livescan service providers can be found here