All clients require a medical document in order to receive cannabis for medical purposes. A client treated in a hospital setting usually requires a written order by a health-care practitioner in addition to the medical document. The written order supports the dispensing and/or administration of the cannabis for medical purposes to the client.
A medical document is “a document provided by a health care practitioner to support the use of cannabis for medical purposes.” The period of use of a medical document cannot exceed one year. A medical document must be signed and dated by the health-care practitioner who is providing it and must include a statement confirming that the information in the document is correct and complete. A written order is defined as "a written authorization given by a health care practitioner that a stated amount of cannabis be dispensed for the individual named in the authorization."
The components of a medical document must include the following:
The components of a written order must include the following: