Certification form for doctor to use cbd oil

Certification Process

In 2015, the then-Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services (DLRS) within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) launched an online service to allow licensed medical providers to certify patients for the use of medical cannabis. At the time, DHHS was the home of the Maine Medical Use of Cannabis Program (MMMP).

The online service is available to licensed Maine medical physicians, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants in good standing and will produce a standard printed certification for all patients in the MMMP. Its use is mandatory. Please note: Patients must consult with a licensed medical provider to obtain a certification to access medical cannabis; they cannot utilize this system to apply for a patient certification.

The system includes several precautions that ensure information privacy and data integrity and conforms to standard health care information security standards. It also offers a variety of benefits to patients, physicians and the MMMP. Enhanced security, direct relationship-building between the patient and provider and the immediate issuance of a patient designation card are just a few of these benefits.

Patient information is not captured or stored in this new system. A basic transaction history will be retained for statistical purposes, which include the date, name of the certifying medical provider, the zip code of the patient and whether the patient is over age 18. Medical provider login information and passwords are encrypted.

Below is the link to the system. All providers must visit the Medical Cannabis Certifications Online Portal to set up an account* and order paper before they can certify a patient to use medical cannabis.

  • Medical Cannabis Certifications Online Portal: https://www1.maine.gov/online/medmarijuana/
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* In order to set up an account, each provider must obtain their license number and access code from their appropriate board of licensure.

Physicians

A physician must register with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy to be able to provide his or her patients with a valid written certification for the use of medical cannabis to treat or to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease determined by the physician to benefit from such use.

The initial registration fee is $50 and the annual renewal fee is $50. Physicians may now complete the registration process directly with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Beginning July 1, 2019, SB1557 authorizes physician assistants and nurse practitioners in addition to physicians to issue written certifications to patients. They too will follow a similar process with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy to register to issue written certifications.

What Role Will Pharmacists Play In Medical Cannabis Treatment?

Pharmacists will play a key role in working with physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to determine appropriate dosing of products. This is to ensure the best course of treatment for patients seeking relief from our medical cannabis oil.