Unregistered Medical Cannabis Products Access Flowchart - For Patients

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Step 1: General Practitioner (GP) Consultation

GP has a consultation with a patient and assesses the clinical circumstances. If the GP believes an unregistered medical cannabis product is indicated based on a risk/benefit assessment, referral to a relevant specialist medical practitioner in the relevant field of medicine is required.

Step 2: Relevant Specialist Medical Practitioner Consultation

Specialist in relevant field of medicine consults with the patient. Specialist considers specific clinical circumstances. The specialist should consider:

  • Do I have the appropriate expertise/qualifications?
  • Review evidence for potential unregistered medical cannabis products in the context of the patient’s condition.
  • Is the risk/benefit assessment of the evidence for safety, quality and efficacy of an unregistered medical cannabis product in this patient favourable?
  • Is an unregistered medical cannabis product appropriate for my patient?

Step 3: Relevant Specialist Medical Practitioner seeks appropriate legal authority

Relevant Specialist Medical Practitioner seeks appropriate legal authority from both the Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments.

Step 4: Relevant Specialist Medical Practitioner prescribes

Relevant Specialist Medical Practitioner prescribes for patient in accordance with their authority and the unregistered medical cannabis product is dispensed by a Tasmanian health Service (THS) Hospital Pharmacy.