2016 HB 104 proposes to align Maryland code for medical cannabis prescriptions with Maryland regulations for other Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS).
In part, the legislation’s purpose is,
…authorizing certain dentists, podiatrists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, in addition to physicians, to issue written certifications to qualifying patients by substituting the defined term “certifying provider” for “certifying physician” as it relates to laws governing medical cannabis
All, “certifying providers” must have active, unrestricted licenses for their specialties and be in good standing with their respective boards. They must also hold a State CDS registration:
(2) Has a State controlled dangerous substances registration; and
(3) Is registered with the Commission to make cannabis available to
patients for medical use in accordance with regulations adopted by the Commission.
Each prospective provider must apply to be a certified provider:
…Submits application materials that meet the requirements of this
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