Frequently asked questions What about Caregivers’ medical cards in Connecticut? If the patient is a minor aged under 18 years-old, they must have a caregiver. Caregiver must be aged 18 or over. Caregiver must manage the wellbeing of the patient, have no conviction relating to the violation of any law pertaining to the illegal manufacture, sale or distribution of a controlled substance, and must not be the patient’s doctor. Patient or physician must identify Caregiver on their application form. Caregiver must provide a passport-sized photograph, valid ID, proof of address, valid email address, telephone number and undergo a criminal background check.