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28 Pa. Code § 1161.25. Licensed medical professionals at facility.

§ 1161.25. Licensed medical professionals at facility.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b), a dispensary shall ensure that a physician or a pharmacist is present at the facility at all times during the hours the facility is open to dispense or to offer to dispense medical marijuana products to patients and caregivers.

 (b)  If a dispensary is authorized to operate more than one facility under its permit, a physician assistant or a certified registered nurse practitioner may be present onsite at each of the other locations instead of a physician or pharmacist.

 (c)  As required under the act, a physician, a pharmacist, a physician assistant or a certified registered nurse practitioner shall, prior to assuming any duties at a facility, successfully complete a 4-hour training course developed by the Department. The course must provide instruction in the latest scientific research on medical marijuana, including the risks and benefits of medical marijuana, and other information deemed necessary by the Department.

 (d)  Successful completion of the course required under subsection (c) shall be approved as continuing education credits as determined by:

   (1)  The State Board of Medicine and the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

   (2)  The State Board of Pharmacy.

   (3)  The State Board of Nursing.

 (e)  A practitioner or a physician, while at the facility, may not issue a patient certification to a patient.


   The temporary provisions of this §  1161.25 amended January 13, 2017, effective January 14, 2017, expire on January 14, 2019, 47 Pa.B. 217; amended May 11, 2018, effective May 17, 2018, expire on May 12, 2020, 48 Pa.B. 2793. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (388992).

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  1181.32 (relating to training).

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