Certifying Patients In Accordance With New York State Law

The Medical Marijuana Certification Process in our office involves a 2-visit protocol to ensure the highest standards:

The Initial Screening for Qualification Approvalmedical_marijuana

1 )  Dr. O’Brien will conduct a routine History and Physical Exam.

2)  After confirming a qualifying serious condition, Dr. O’Brien will determine if the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the primary or adjunctive treatment with medical use of marijuana.  We reserve the right to refuse any patient for non-compliance with NYS Medical Marijuana Certification Requirements.

3)  Dr. O’Brien will consult the prescription monitoring drug program registry for the purpose of reviewing a patient’s controlled substance history.

Receipt of Certification

4)  After the patient’s initial screening for qualification approval, the patient returns to the office to receive the Certification and a copy of the Certificate is placed in the patient’s health care record.

5)  Note that the Certification expires after one (1) year, except:

a)  If the practitioner states in the certification that, in the practitioner’s professional opinion, the patient would benefit from medical marijuana only until a specified earlier date, then the registry identification card shall expire on that date;

b)  If the practitioner states in the certification that, in the practitioner’s professional opinion, the patient is terminally ill and that  the certification shall not expire until the patient dies, then the registry identification card shall not expire until the patient dies; or

c)  If the practitioner re-issues the certification to terminate the certification on an earlier date, then the registry identification card shall expire on that date and shall be promptly returned by the certified patient to the department. Once the patient has agreed to all the terms and initialed all risks involved with the state medical marijuana program, the physician may then issue a state legal medical cannabis certification.

We reserve the right to refuse any patient for non-compliance with NYS Medical Marijuana Qualifications.

New York State Medical Conditions That Qualify For Medical Marijuana

AIDSALS (Lou
Gehrig's Disease)
Chronic Pain
EpilepsyHuntington's DiseaseHIV Positive
Inflammatory
Bowel Disease
Multiple SclerosisMuscle Spasms
Muscle WastingNauseaNeuropathies
Parkinson's DiseaseSeizuresSpinal Cord Injury
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