NYSDOH Adopts Emergency Regulation to Allow Facilities to Become Designated Caregivers under the Medical Marijuana Program
Effective October 5, 2017, the Department of Health adopted an emergency regulation to allow certain types of facilities to become designated caregivers for patients who are certified to receive medical marijuana under New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program.
NYS Department of Health (DOH) regulations allow patients to self-administer medical marijuana in the facility during their hospital stay. Facilities that allow patients to self-administer any medications should ensure that all aspects of the regulation are included in their policies and procedures.
HHS has issued an alert that a phishing scam email is being circulated on mock HHS departmental letterhead. This email, which appears to be an official government communication to HIPAA covered entities, prompts recipients to click a link regarding possible inclusion in the HIPAA audit program.
As part of its professional misconduct investigations, OPMC now asks whether physicians have updated their profiles on the Physician Profile website.