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Webinar Series Recordings: Medical Marijuana Comes to Pennsylvania in Early 2018 - Implications for Pennsylvania Hospitals, Patients, and Employees

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Dates: Recordings available until June 30, 2018

Location: Webinar Recordings

Registration Deadline: June 30, 2018

Webinar Series Recordings

The Department of Health has issued a target date of early 2018 for Pennsylvania grown medical cannabis to process into medical marijuana for distribution through Pennsylvania dispensaries to certified and registered patients. HAP is offering this webinar series recordings to provide an overview of the new law, discuss its impact on hospital operations, and address the various legal issues it raises for members both as providers and employees.

Webinar Overviews

Part 1: Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act 16 Overview

Act 16 legalizes the use of medical marijuana by Pennsylvania residents who are under a physician’s care for the treatment of certain “serious medical conditions.” Part one in the series will provide an overview of Act 16, discuss the role of physicians in providing patients access to medical marijuana and the timing for when the program may impact your patient population. Join us for a chance to learn more about Act 16 and what hospitals can expect next.

John J. Collins, MBA, R.T.(R)(N), CNMT
 PA Department of Health
 Office of Medical Marijuana

Part 2: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace 

Now that Pennsylvania has approved the use medical marijuana, employers will start to face a myriad of difficult issues as employees begin to use medical marijuana.

Questions you may be asking yourself:

  • Will I have to allow the use of medical marijuana at work?
  • I have a drug free workplace and perform drug tests. Will I have to accommodate off-work use of medical marijuana?
  • What about employees who want to use medical marijuana to treat work related injuries or to alleviate a disability? Will workers comp or group medical pay the bills?

These are just of few of the perplexing issues you will face as the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania grows.

In this webinar, our expert faculty will review Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law and the impact on hospitals as employers. You will learn about your ability to implement drug-free workplace policies, how these laws affect federal contractors and federally regulated positions, and best practices from other states who have implemented such programs.

What You Will Learn:

  • The current legal landscape surrounding medical marijuana and employment background checks
  • Specific state-level regulations regarding medical marijuana
  • How to identify compliance gaps in your current processes
  • How to set-up processes to make you more compliant


Linda Hollinshead, Esq.
Duane Morris LLP

Part 3: Inpatient Considerations

Hear from the Minnesota Hospital Association and a Minnesota hospital who will share their policies and experiences for patients requesting to continue medical cannabis during a hospital stay. Additionally, our expert faculty will discuss topics ranging from the pharmacological considerations and its impact on patients, interactions with medical staff, pain management, and storage of medical marijuana in the facility.


Christine Roussel, PharmD, BCOP
 Assistant Director of Pharmacy
 Doylestown Health

Gina Carlson
 Hennepin County Medical Center

Tania Daniels, PT, MBA
 Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety
 Quality and Patient Safety Division
 Minnesota Hospital Association

Who Should Attend

Hospital administrators, physicians, nurse leaders, compliance officers, risk managers, and leaders interested in learning more about the impact of this new legislation on hospital operations.

Registration Information


$199 Member Rate

$398 Non-Member Rate

If you participated on the live webinars, you are eligible to purchase the recordings at a rate of $49. Plesae contact HAP Education Services for more information.

Upon payment of registration, you will receive an email confirmation containing links to the webinar recordings as well as links to the handout material.

The recordings will be available until June 30, 2018.


For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270.

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