Resources for Physicians
Approved Training Providers:
Frequently Asked Questions
How can a physician participate in the medical marijuana program?
In order to participate in the Medical Marijuana Program, a physician must:
- First, create a profile in the
Department of Health Physician Registry. A validation of the physician's Pennsylvania medical license with the Department of State will occur.
- Physicians will then be prompted to complete the required 4-hour training provided by a Department of Health approved training entity.
- There will be a final review and approval by the Department of Health in order to become a Practitioner who can issue patient certifications.
What is the education process for physicians who want to register with the medical marijuana program and issue certifications to eligible Pennsylvanians to use medical marijuana?
Once validation of the physician's license occurs with the Department of State, physicians will be prompted to complete a required 4-hour training provided by a Department of Health approved training entity. During the registration process physicians will need to complete 4 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) from an approved provider. The CMEs will count towards the physician's licensure requirement.
Will the Department of Health website contain a list of registered physicians?
Yes. View the
list of Department of Health approved physicians (PDF).