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Worth Another Look: Marijuana, Phase 2

In January of 2017, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) published a list of the top 10 issues that will be before state legislatures across the nation this year. While we’re just over a quarter of the way...more

Health Alert (Australia) 14 August 2017

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In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 10 August 2017 - Inquest into the Death of Stephen Herczeg 57/2016 (1808/2016) - The said Court finds that Stephen Herczeg aged 72...more

Health Alert (Australia) 7 August 2017

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In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 26 July 2017 - Spragg and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency [2017] WASAT 103 - The applicant made a complaint to the...more

Health Alert (Australia) 31 July 2017

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In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 24 July 2017 - Medical Board of Australia v Soo [2017] SAHPT 10 - In this proceeding, the respondent, a physiotherapist, was alleged to have...more

Update On Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Practitioner Registry

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A few weeks ago, I blogged about the establishment of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program’s Practitioner Registry. As I noted there, having doctors registered and approved to certify patients as medical marijuana...more

Pennsylvania Begins Physician Registration For Medical Marijuana

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As first reported on our sister blog, “In the Weeds”, on July 26, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health opened its Medical Marijuana Practitioner Registry. Physicians licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may...more

Health Alert (Australia) 24 July 2017

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In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 18 July 2017 - Ms Shahin Tavassoli v Bupa Aged Care Mosman [2017] FWC 3200 - Application for an unfair dismissal remedy. The...more

High expectations for medicinal cannabis in Australia

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Recognition of the potential therapeutic benefits of medicinal cannabis for a range of debilitating health conditions has been growing for several years. Recent legislative amendments open the door for the cultivation and...more

Pennsylvania Announces Practitioner Registry For Medical Marijuana Program

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In a July 26, 2017 Press Release, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the opening of its Practitioner Registry. This marks the next critical step in implementing Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, which the...more

Medical Marijuana 101: The State of the Law in NY

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

This blog post will be the first in a series of articles discussing the current state of the law in New York regarding medical marijuana. There’s no denying that one of the hottest topics in health care law these days is...more

Health Alert (Australia) 17 July 2017

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In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 26 June 2017 - Dr Praneal Dutt Sharma v Dr Phillip Segal and Dr Greg Chen [2017] NSWSC 867 - CONTRACT – commercial agreement...more

Health Alert (Australia) 27 June 2017

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In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 22 June 2017 - Dorris Maharaj v Northern Health [2017] FWC 2997 - Application for relief from unfair dismissal – dismissal harsh,...more

New York Department of Health Regulations Boost Struggling Medical Marijuana Industry

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The New York cannabis industry has long been considered one of the country’s most restrictive, and the numbers have shown anemic growth in certified patients and registered practitioners since medical marijuana became legal...more

Pennsylvania awards 27 Dispensary Permits

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Pennsylvania’s Department of Health released the names of the 27 dispensaries awarded permits this afternoon. The full list of permit holders can be found here....more

New York State Revises Final Guidance on Health Care Privacy and Data Exchange

Just three weeks after releasing a "final" guidance statement on New York State and federal laws on privacy and data sharing ("Final Guidance"), the New York State Department of Health issued a revised final guidance...more

Latest Court Decision Addresses New York’s Limits on Executive Compensation and Administrative Costs of State-Funded Providers --...

On June 22, 2017, the New York State Appellate Division, Third Department issued a decision in LeadingAge New York v. Shah on the validity of regulations promulgated by the Department of Health (“DOH”), pursuant to Executive...more

Budding Opportunities – Insuring Medical Marijuana Licensees In An Uncertain World

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?The medical marijuana industry took a big step forward on June 20, 2017 when Pennsylvania’s Department of Health awarded 12 grower/processor permits. Of the 457 total applicants, the Department plans to award the remaining...more

Client Alert: Effects of Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Framework on Patients, Physicians, and Entrepreneurs

During a special legislative session ending June 2, 2017, the Florida legislature passed Senate Bill 8-A (“SB 8-A”), authored by Senator Bradley, amending Florida's medical marijuana laws to reflect the 2016 passage of...more

Pennsylvania awards permits to 12 Grower/Processors

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced this afternoon the permits being awarded to the first 12 grower/processors for medical marijuana in the Commonwealth. As if announcing the 12 of the 177 applicants was not drama...more

Health Alert (Australia) 19 June 2017

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In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 9 June 2017 - Health Services Union v St John of God Health Care [2017] FWC 2981 - Alleged dispute arising under an enterprise...more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues Final Log of Applications Received

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Late Friday, June 16th, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) released the final log of all Grower/Processor and Dispensary applications received. In total, there were 179 Grower/Processor applications received for 12...more

Medical Marijuana Comes to Pennsylvania (Part 2): State Finalizes Act 16’s Temporary Physician and Practitioner Regulations

by K&L Gates LLP on

Following closely on the heels of the first anniversary of the passage of Act 16, known as the Medical Marijuana Act (the “Act”), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (“PA DOH”) published the final Temporary Physician and...more

Pennsylvania Department Of Health Issues Final Physician Regulations For Medical Marijuana

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As previously reported on our Physician Law Blog ,the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued draft “temporary” regulations regarding physician registration and certification of medical marijuana on April 11, 2017. Following...more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Finalizes Regulations for Physicians and Practitioners

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, just released the final Physicians and Practitioners Temporary Regulations. Back in April, I wrote about the regulations that were available for physician comments....more

Illinois Appellate Court Opens Door to Expanding List of Accepted Diseases in Medical Marijuana Program

by Wilson Elser on

On May 22, 2017, the Illinois First District Appellate Court upheld reversal of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH’s) refusal to add chronic postoperative pain (CPOP) to the list of accepted diseases in the...more

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