To add cannabis to treatment plans, you first need to join the state's medical marijuana program.
Unlike typical medications, medical marijuana products can only be prescribed in New York State by physicians who:
Valid for a CME credit, this four-hour course covers key topics on the medical use of marijuana, including:
After you have met the educational course requirements, you must register with the NYS Department of Health.
Documentation you will need:
Once you've registered, you move into the next phase: diagnosing and certifying potential patients as qualified to receive treatment involving medical marijuana products.
Patient certifications will be submitted to the Department of Health and expire no later than one year after the date of practitioner signature. Certification for terminally ill patients will not expire unless revoked or the patient passes away.
Certification for out-of-state patients residing in New York for treatment will last the term of the patient’s residence in NY but no longer than a year.
As an optional step, you can agree to having your information published in the Medical Marijuana Data Management System (MMDMS).
The MMDMS allows unregistered physicians to search for registered physicians to refer their patients to (so they can pursue treatment in New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program).