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Title: Section 1004.1 - Practitioner registration

Effective Date


1004.1 Practitioner registration.

(a) No practitioner shall be authorized to issue a patient certification as set forth in section 1004.2 unless the practitioner:

(1) is qualified to treat patients with one or more of the serious conditions set forth in subdivision 1004.2(a)(8) of this Part;

(2) is licensed, in good standing as a physician and practicing medicine, as defined in article 131 of the Education Law, in New York State, or is certified, in good standing as a nurse practitioner and practicing, as defined in article 139 of the Education Law, in New York State, or is licensed, in good standing as a physician assistant and practicing in New York State, as defined in article 131-B of the Education Law, under the supervision of a physician registered under this Part;

(3) has completed a two to four hour course approved by the commissioner as set forth in subdivision (b) of this section;

(4) has applied to the department for a registration or a renewal of registration to issue patient certifications in a manner and format determined by the commissioner; and

(5) has been granted such registration by the department.

(b) The commissioner shall approve at least one, if not more, courses for practitioners seeking to become registered, which shall be two to four hours in duration. The educational content of such course shall include: the pharmacology of marihuana; contraindications; side effects; adverse reactions; overdose prevention; drug interactions; dosing; routes of administration; risks and benefits; warnings and precautions; abuse and dependence; and such other components as determined by the commissioner.

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Section 3369-a


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