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State charges naturopaths for marijuana authorizations

Post by Rob Carson / The News Tribune on Aug. 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm with 1 Comment »
August 7, 2012 4:22 pm

Two naturopathic physicians face state charges of providing sub-standard care in conducting patient examinations to authorize medical marijuana.
The Board of Naturopathy and the state Department of Health have issued charges against King County naturopathic physicians Carolyn Lee Bearss and Dimitrios Jimmy Magiasis in separate legal actions.
The statements of charges say Bearss and Magiasis examined and treated more than 200 patients seeking medical marijuana authorization at the 2011 “Hempfest” event in Seattle. The charges say the examinations were below the standard of care.
Allegations include inadequate review of patient medical histories; inadequate documentation of the examinations and diagnoses; and failure to establish an ongoing patient care relationship. The allegations say that in some cases the patients’ conditions did not meet state requirements for a medical marijuana authorization.

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  1. Gabriel1150 says:

    Here is another reason to leagalize and regulate it.

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