HIPAA Compliant Marijuana Certification and Document Storage

Physician Marijuana Certification Software and Document Storage to issue medical marijuana certificates to patients via video or phone telehealth. Storage of patient questionnaire information, patient identification supplied, physician attachments, & notes that’s HIPAA compliant.

 

  • HIPAA compliant Hosted system
  • Responsive design
  • Configurable patient questionnaires
  • Storage of patient questionnaires, patient identification, physician attachments, & notes
  • Ease of use for client to access data stored within telehealth system
  • Payment flexibility
  • Physician video chat with telephone interview backup when video chat is not available
  • Support for multiple physicians to simultaneously chat with patients
  • Email notification to client of patients and status (approved or rejected), including physician and physician’s license number
  • Electronic Document Signing
  • California state medical marijuana database
  • Private Branding

About Medical Marijuana

What health conditions qualify for medical cannabis in New York?

Only a handful of “severe, debilitating or life threatening” health conditions are currently eligible for medical marijuana treatment in New York.

You are potentially eligible for medical marijuana if you have been diagnosed with a specific severe, debilitating or life threatening condition that is accompanied by an associated or complicating condition. By law, those conditions are: cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury with spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, and Huntington's disease. The associated or complicating conditions are cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.

In January 2016, Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker announced that he would not allow patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, dystonia, and rheumatoid arthritis to participate in the medical marijuana program because he does not believe there is enough scientific evidence to prove that cannabis can be an effective treatment for these conditions.

In accordance with state law, the New York Health Department was given a year and a half to consider the five proposed qualified conditions and make a determination as to whether patients with these ailments should be given access to medical marijuana. Officials reportedly pulled in a legion of health and science experts to examine several pieces of research pertaining to marijuana as a viable treatment option, but ultimately they concluded that more evidence was needed before they would be willing to move forward.

The New York Times recently reported that only 51 patients were currently registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, mostly because there are only about 150 physicians in the entire state that have been certified to provide their patients with medical marijuana recommendations. Furthermore, the Times indicates that dispensaries located in highly populated New York City have only seen “a trickle of patients” since opening their doors last week, indicating that dispensaries servicing other parts of the state likely aren’t seeing much action.

Keith Stroup, the founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, recently told Vice News that changes to New York’s medical marijuana program will take some time because lawmakers are still suspicious that patients are simply searching for a way to get stoned without legal ramifications. Unfortunately, due to the New York’s impact on national policy, Stroup thinks more states will follow in its footsteps when it comes time to create their respective medical marijuana programs – providing patients with no raw cannabis, no edibles, and no fun.

High Times


Why is it so hard to find a medical marijuana doctor in New York?

New York doctors are signing up to recommend medical marijuana more quickly than some had anticipated. As of Jan. 28, 306 physicians had registered with the state, and they had helped 465 patients get certified for the program.

But cannabis medicine remains out of reach for many who are eligible, including those with epilepsy, cancer and the handful of other serious conditions approved for treatment.

Read more on Crain's.


About Marijuana

According to Norml.org, Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and has been used by nearly 100 million Americans. According to government surveys, some 25 million Americans have smoked marijuana in the past year, and more than 14 million do so regularly despite harsh laws against its use. Our public policies should reflect this reality, not deny it.

Marijuana is far less dangerous than alcohol or tobacco. Around 50,000 people die each year from alcohol poisoning. Similarly, more than 400,000 deaths each year are attributed to tobacco smoking. By comparison, marijuana is nontoxic and cannot cause death by overdose.


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