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
Hennepin County Medical Center
Tania Daniels, PT, MBA
Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety
Quality and Patient Safety Division
Minnesota Hospital Association