April 11, 2017

Dept. Of Health Asking For Input From Physicians On Temporary Medical Marijuana Regs

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy Tuesday urged the medical community to provide feedback on proposed temporary regulations for physicians interested in participating in the Medical Marijuana Program under Act 16.
“The process for a patient to obtain medical marijuana will begin with the physician, so it’s vital to ensure that our regulatory process for those physicians is open and transparent,” said Secretary Murphy. “Our focus remains to implement a patient-focused medical marijuana program that gives help to those who need it, and these temporary regulations mark an important step forward in achieving that goal.”
The Practitioner Temporary Regulations outline the process for a physician with an active Pennsylvania license to register as a practitioner in the Medical Marijuana Program.
Registration allows a practitioner to certify a patient’s serious medical condition and offer his or her recommendations on a course of treatment for the patient that includes obtaining medical marijuana at a permitted Commonwealth dispensary.
Comments will be accepted on the temporary regulations until April 20, 2017. Click Here to provide comments.
For more information, visit the PA Medical Marijuana Program webpage.
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