Updated on June 22, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Rules governing telemedicine in North Dakota for prescribing medical marijuana are changing. Patients interested in getting a medical marijuana evaluation conducted in the privacy of their own home, or location of their choosing, can access it via a secure real-time, live-video connection here: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/medical-marijuana-telemedicine-portal/
North Dakota passed House Bill 1038, on January 06, 2015, effectively creating and enacting an Act requiring the coverage of telemedicine/telehealth services. North Dakota defines telemedicine as “the use of interactive audio-video equipment to link practitioners and patients, at different sites. Telemedicine involves two collaborating provider sites: an originating site, and a distant site. The client/patient is located at the originating site, and the practitioner enrolled in North Dakota Medicaid, is located at the distant provider site, to provide those professional services allowed/reimbursed by North Dakota Medicaid.
There are currently no laws in North Dakota endorsing telemedicine as a means of recommending patients for medical marijuana. State legislation on marijuana outlines that patients and physicians must have established a “bona fide provider-patient relationship” where a physician has been able to review relevant medical history, assess the patient’s medical history, and conduct an in-person evaluation of the patient.
Patients who are interested in receiving a recommendation for medical marijuana can schedule an appointment marijuana-positive doctors in North Dakota. Find a doctor near you today.
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