Recommending Cannabis in Utah

Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, and physician assistants who are licensed to prescribe a controlled substance will be allowed to recommend medical cannabis treatment for their patients. Providers must register as a qualified medical provider through an Electronic Verification System (EVS) established by the UDOH. A qualified medical provider (physician, osteopathic physician, APRN, and PAs) must be licensed to prescribe controlled substances and complete four hours of continuing education prior to registering as a designated provider. Providers may not recommend cannabis to more than 175 patients at one time or more than 300 if the provider is certified in certain specialties. Providers may only recommend cannabis in the course of a patient-physician relationship after reviewing the patient's medical history and condition. A continuing education requirement will be required for doctor's every two years.