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PA DOH: Permit Application Review is On Schedule

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy just concluded a Press Conference, where she, along with John J. Collins, Director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Medical Marijuana, provided an update on the...more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues New Physician Regulations for Medical Marijuana

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As first posted on our sister blog, “In The Weeds” (Fox Rothschild’s Cannabis Law Blog), the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued its long-awaited proposed temporary regulations regarding physicians on April 11, 2017. ...more

Pennsylvania DOH Releases Draft Temporary Regulations for Physicians

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As we cross the one year anniversary of its passage, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program continues to develop. On April 11, the Department of Health released Draft Temporary Regulations for Physicians....more

Pennsylvania Releases Temporary Regulations for Physicians

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

On April 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) released Practitioner Temporary Regulations for physicians and practitioners (those physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants and certified registered nurse...more

PA DOH Releases Proposed Temporary Medical Marijuana Regulations for Doctors

by Cozen O'Connor on

On April 11, 2017, the Department of Health (DOH) released the much anticipated proposed temporary regulations for physicians that among other items, set forth requirements regarding: the physician registry, the completion by...more

Health Alert (Australia) March 13, 2017

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: Commonwealth. Fair Work Commission 7 March 2017 - Mrs Glenyce Ham v Dr Allan Clarke T/A CJ Orthopaedics Pty Ltd [2017]...more

Health Alert (Australia) February 20, 2017

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 10 February 2017 - Govier v Unitingcare Community [2017] QCA 12 - EMPLOYMENT LAW – LIABILITY AT COMMON LAW FOR INJURY –...more

Wisconsin DHS Prohibits Maneuvers and Techniques in Community Based Programs

by Ruder Ware on

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released a memo specifying maneuvers or techniques that may not be used at any time in community based programs and facilities. DHS deems the prohibited maneuvers or...more

Can FMLA Leave Ever Be Used for the Flu?

The flu season has begun. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s weekly updates, influenza activity is rapidly increasing in Connecticut and throughout the region. Since the flu is contagious, employees...more

Pennsylvania Issues Grower/Processor and Dispensary Permit Applications for Medical Marijuana Program

by Cozen O'Connor on

On January 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (“DOH”) released grower/processor and dispensary permit applications (“Applications”), which can be found on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program website. DOH...more

Draft Rules From the Department of Health Limit the Potential Number of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The Department of Health (“DOH”) has issued only seven medical marijuana dispensing organization licenses, and based on draft rules proposed this week, that number may not change. ...more

Medical Marijuana Comes to Pennsylvania: What to Expect As the Keystone State Rolls Out its New Medical Marijuana Program

by K&L Gates LLP on

A lack of consensus regarding both medical and recreational marijuana has sparked intense debate across the country. Combined with federal law prohibitions, the state-by-state mosaic creates a dynamic legal landscape....more

Pennsylvania 2017 Medical Record Costs

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

The Pennsylvania Department of Health published the approved 2017 medical record cost for production of medical charts and records. The notice is attached in the link below....more

Florida Medical Marijuana Law Will Take Effect January 2017

by Roetzel & Andress on

Florida voters passed a new medical marijuana law, Amendment 2, on November 8, 2016. Florida joins 27 other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam in allowing public medical marijuana programs. The new law...more

The Florida Medical Marijuana Law and Your Community Association - What You Need to Prepare For

by Roetzel & Andress on

With the recent passing of the Florida Medical Marijuana Law, there are two primary concerns for community associations and country clubs as it relates to this new amendment: - Do you have rules in place regarding usage...more

Medical Marijuana Comes To Arkansas

by Fisher Phillips on

After a narrow defeat of a medical marijuana proposition four years ago in socially conservative Arkansas, this year’s election result means that Arkansas will soon join many other states and become the first in the so-called...more

Hazy Future Ahead For Florida Employers After Medical Marijuana Vote

by Fisher Phillips on

Yesterday’s election result means that Florida will soon be the 26th state in the country to permit certain eligible users to use medical marijuana without fear of prosecution by state officials. The passage of Constitutional...more

Temporary Regulations Issued by the PA Department of Health for Medical Marijuana Laboratories

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has posted suggested temporary regulations for Laboratories that will be testing medical marijuana under the Medical Marijuana Act. There is an open comment period on these proposed...more

PA Department of Health Issues Temporary Regulations for Medical Marijuana Growers/Processors and Draft Temporary Regulations for...

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has posted suggested temporary regulations for Dispensaries under the Medical Marijuana Act. There is an open comment period on these proposed regulations until November 4, 2016. After...more

Health Alert (Australia) October 24, 2016

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: Victoria 19 October 2016 - Damir Redzepovic v Western Health [2016] VSCA 251 The applicant sought leave to appeal from...more

Health Alert (Australia) October 3, 2016

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: Commonwealth. Fair Work Commission. 23 September 2016 - Francis Logan v Bendigo Health Care Group [2016] FWC 6780 -...more

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap: - For the first time since the passage of the 2016-2017 general appropriations bill, both the Pennsylvania House and Senate were in session this week. With the session winding down and the general election...more

Minnesota Adds Several Nanomaterials to List of Chemicals of High Concern

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On September 13, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced the availability of an updated list of chemicals of high concern. Chemicals added to the list of chemicals of high concern include silicon carbide...more

Massachusetts Regulatory Overhaul: Hospitals, Clinics, Dialysis Units, and Medical Marijuana – Oh My!

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has released proposed amended regulations for the licensure of hospitals, clinics, and out-of-hospital dialysis units, proposed the rescission of separate birth center...more

New Grower/Processor Regulations Released

by Cozen O'Connor on

On August 18, 2016, the Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health (“DOH”), Dr. Karen Murphy, announced that the DOH has posted draft temporary regulations (“Regulations”) focusing on the 25 medical marijuana...more

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