Can you see patient information with my Metrc API key?

Modified on Mon, 19 Sep, 2022 at 5:41 AM

Shield Compliance is a Validated Integrator with Metrc. In the most simple terms, this means that both your state and Metrc have vetted Shield and approved the sharing of sales data. To learn more, visit

There is NO personal information shared that would violate HIPPA laws. As you can see in the link above, some states have a "GET" request for patients that is enabled. The GET request is for states that have patients enabled (Missouri does not) and these calls would allow the Dispensary to verify a patient number is valid and/or not expired. It also can show the balance allotment of said patient so said patient is not exceeding the amount allowed.

GET requests are a READ-ONLY request. Data can be pulled that the facility allows with their API User key to verify areas like sales, transfers, sales deliveries. Cultivation licenses show plants, harvests, packages, etc.

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