Pub. 7 2023 Issue 2

patients. The LMP program can also be used for providers who are unable to meet the QMP continuing education and registration requirements. The LMP program promotes patient care and patient access to medical cannabis. Medical providers who are Utah-licensed MDs, DOs, APRNs, PAs or DPMs with controlled substance licenses may participate in the LMP program. To participate, LMPs must complete the following three steps: 1. Attend an in-person appointment with the patient to discuss their medical condition and treatments they have already tried. The patient must have a medical condition included on the list of qualifying conditions and be at least 21 years of age. 2. Download and complete the Limited Medical Provider Recommendation for Medical Cannabis form, available through scanning the QR code. Required information includes the LMP’s DOPL licensure information, their current clinic or practice, the patient’s information and the medical cannabis recommendation. 3. Send the completed form to a DHHS licensed medical cannabis pharmacy through an encrypted email, secure fax or by asking the patient to deliver the form directly. Once these steps are complete, the LMP’s portion of the medical cannabis recommendation is done. After the patient starts their medical cannabis card application online, their chosen medical cannabis pharmacy will enter the completed “Limited Medical Provider Recommendation for Medical Cannabis form into the DHHS electronic verification system (EVS) software so DHHS can review and approve the application. After DHHS approves the application, the patient can pay their card registration fee, receive their medical cannabis card by email and purchase medical cannabis. Sometimes, an LMP cannot meet a patient’s medical cannabis needs and should refer the patient to a QMP. Examples may include the following situations: • A patient is younger than 21 years and requires a CUB petition. • The patient doesn’t have a condition listed on the qualifying conditions list and requires a CUB petition. • The LMP has already reached their limit of 15 active medical cannabis recommendations. • The LMP’s employer will not allow the LMP to recommend medical cannabis to patients. Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Use The state of Utah uses a qualifying conditions list to determine if patients are eligible to receive a medical cannabis recommendation without petitioning the CUB. The following conditions are approved for medical cannabis use: • Acute pain • Autism • Alzheimer’s disease • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) • Cancer • Cachexia • A condition resulting in the patient receiving hospice care • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis • Epilepsy or debilitating seizures • HIV or AIDS • Multiple sclerosis (MS) or persistent muscle spasms • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Persistent pain • Persistent nausea under certain conditions • A rare condition or disease that affects less than 1 in 200,000 individuals in the U.S. and is not adequately managed by a non-opioid or physical intervention • A terminal illness with less than six months to live The DHHS Center for Medical Cannabis provides resources with evidence-based information and guidelines about using medical cannabis for each qualifying condition. Scan the QR code to access these available resources on the DHHS Center for Medical Cannabis website. cannabinoid-product-board/ Dosage Forms Several medical cannabis dosage forms are legal in Utah. Providers can limit the dosage forms that patients can purchase in their recommendation. The following table | 32