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Guidance for Physicians

ATTENTION: In response to SB 162 becoming effective on May 7, 2019, the OMMA is taking immediate action to update its processes regarding board certification requirements for recommending physicians.

  • The Physician Recommendation Form has been temporarily amended. Updated instructions regarding a physician's certifying board are included. This field is no longer required on the form.
  • The online application will still request this information while OMMA works with its application software vendor to update the online application to reflect this change. Patients should enter “NA” in the online application for the field labeled “Physician Certifying Board.”
  • The optional physician registration form has been updated to remove items related to board certification for physicians wishing to register with OMMA.
  • Language throughout the OMMA website is being updated to reflect changes regarding board certification of recommending physicians.
  • Permanent changes will be implemented following the adjournment of the current legislative session, as additional legislative changes are possible.

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In June of 2018, Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana through the passage of State Question 788. The law allows qualifying patients to purchase and use medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary if certain criteria are met. Patients must provide a recommendation form signed by a physician. The following information provides guidance on physician registration and physician recommendations.

What are the requirements to recommend a patient obtain a medical marijuana license?

  • A physician must hold a valid, unrestricted and existing license to practice in the State of Oklahoma as a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine.
  • The physician must establish a medical record for the patient and must have a bona fide physician-patient relationship.
  • The physician must recommend a medical marijuana license according to the accepted standards a reasonable and prudent physician would follow for recommending or approving any medication.
  • If applicable, the physician may certify that the patient is homebound or does not have the capability to self-administer or purchase medical marijuana due to a developmental disability or a physical or cognitive impairment; and the physician believes the patient would benefit from having a caregiver with a caregiver’s license designated to manage the patient's medical marijuana on the patient's behalf.
  • The physician must verify the patient’s identity as provided in the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Rules (310:681-1-7).

Am I required to register with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority prior to signing a physician’s recommendation form for a patient?

No, physician registration is optional. However, completion of this form prior to recommending medical marijuana will help expedite patients’ application processing.

What information will I need to complete the registration?

The following information should be readily available:

  • Contact information for the medical practice, including professional email address
  • Medical licensure number
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) number

Is there a form required to recommend medical marijuana?

Yes, a patient is required to submit an official Physician Recommendation Form. These forms are available at omma.ok.gov under adult patients and minor patients. The patient can provide the form, or you can access it from this site.

Can resident physicians recommend the use of medical marijuana for a patient?

No, physicians in their residency or other graduate medical training do not meet the definition of physician per the rules established for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Program (OAC 310:681-1-9.1(a)).

Can I withdraw as the authorizing physician for a patient who I previously recommended to receive a patient license?

No, a valid physician recommendation form submitted at the time of the patient’s application will provide a license for a term of two years.

Am I allowed to complete a recommendation form for a minor?

Yes, but any minor application must provide two separate recommendation forms from two physicians. These forms are available in the Minor Patients section.

Will my name be shared as a physician who authorizes the use of medical marijuana?

The information you provide on the registry form will only be shared with the public with your permission. You may indicate your preference on the registry form.

Will my licensure information and other information I submit for registration be verified?

Yes, information submitted will be verified with the respective licensure board.