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A Review Of State Records Shows About 10 Percent Of The Physicians Licensed To Recommend Medical Cannabis Have Faced Administrative Complaints On Other Issues, With Some Cases Dating Back To The 1990s Including Suspensions, Probations, Reprimands, Fines And Restriction From Practice.

A review of state records shows about 10 percent of the physicians licensed to recommend medical cannabis have faced administrative complaints on other issues, with some cases dating back to the 1990s including suspensions, probations, reprimands, fines and restriction from practice. That rate appears to be above the 2 percent rate of physicians nationally with disciplinary or medical malpractice histories, as determined by a review of National Practitioner Data Bank by Consumer Reports. Florida is the pill-mill state. You had a terrible problem with that, said Sue Rusche, president of the nonprofit National Families in Action. Thats the untold story whos making these recommendations. Ryan Lakin, director for Michigan-based Omni Medical Services, specializes in medical-marijuana services such as staffing trained medical personnel and providing patient care in many states. He said Floridas education and testing requirements for physicians, as well as its online registry, add accountability that is lacking in some of the other 25-plus states that offer some form of medical marijuana. This has been a unique innovation to promote accountability, as well as preventing fraud and abuse, Lakin said. I do hope that other states, such as Michigan http://michiganmedicalmarijuana.biz/ and Ohio, implement similar electronic registry systems. While the rules are being hammered out, patients with or without ailments are finding their way to the offices of doctors who can recommend the new medical alternative. Wearing a black scrubs-like medical uniform, Bones said he has turned away four or five patients who did not have the symptoms or diagnosis needed to qualify for cannabis on the states registry.

To read more visit http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/os-bz-medical-marijuana-docs-20170324-story.html

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