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4770.4016 HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER PROHIBITIONS.

A health care practitioner who has issued or intends to issue a written certification must not:

A.

examine a qualifying patient to issue a written certification at a location where medical cannabis is manufactured, sold, or dispensed;

B.

refer a patient to a manufacturer or distributor of medical cannabis;

C.

refer a patient to a designated caregiver;

D.

issue a written certification for the health care practitioner;

E.

hold a financial interest in an enterprise that provides or distributes medical cannabis;

F.

directly or indirectly accept, solicit, or receive anything of value from a manufacturer, employee of a manufacturer, or any other person associated with a manufacturing facility;

G.

offer a discount or any other thing of value to a qualifying patient who uses or agrees to use a particular designated caregiver, distribution facility, or medical cannabis product; or

H.

directly or indirectly benefit from a patient obtaining a written certification. Such prohibition does not prohibit a health care practitioner from charging an appropriate fee for the patient visit.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.389; 152.26

History:

39 SR 1760

Published Electronically:

July 7, 2015