Saskatchewan doctor accused of not following pot prescription protocol

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Saskatchewan doctor accused of not following pot prescription protocol

SASKATOON — A doctor who spent time at a Saskatoon medical clinic that specializes in medical marijuana is accused by the governing body for Saskatchewan’s physicians of improperly prescribing pot.

Documents from the College of Physicians of Surgeons of Saskatchewan charge that Dr. Mishack Zwane did not go through the proper steps and assessments to prescribe marijuana for patients.

Some of those steps include providing follow-up care for patients’ illnesses and meeting requirements for keeping medical records.

Zwane worked at Natural Health Services between early January and mid-February of 2017.

He is also accused of overbilling for services provided to patients during that time.

None of the allegations have been proven and a hearing by the college has yet to be scheduled. (CJME)

The Canadian Press

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