Considerations for recreational vs. medical cannabis in LTC
Considerations for recreational vs. medical cannabis in LTC
Product Code: 2354W

August 1 marks the legalization of recreational cannabis in Minnesota, and with that comes a lot of questions in LTC. This session will be co-led by Rob Rodè, Esq., a healthcare attorney with expertise in providers of elder care, and Dr. Emily Escue, a geriatrician who advises older adults on symptom management. This webinar covers medical and recreational use of cannabis as it relates to older adults and their caregivers. Rob Rodè will discuss the new changes to Minnesota state law, and best practices for facilities considering their policies and procedures related to these laws. The Minnesota Medical Cannabis program and updates to this from the new legislation will be reviewed, with considerations for patients using products within the medical cannabis program versus outside the program.

Dr. Escue will discuss possible medical uses for cannabis, the evidence behind these, and side effects to caution older adults using these products. She will give practical advice for patients, caregivers, and clinicians about starting these products, such as dosing and understanding the differences between edible and inhaled forms. The clock is ticking so please join us to learn all this and more to better prepare your site for these changes.

Learning objectives
  • Know recent changes in state law, and discuss legal implications for facilities receiving federal funding and best practices in navigating them
  • Familiarize with medical uses and side effects of cannabis, and evidence for cannabis in common conditions affecting older adults
  • Understand dosing and differences in onset and duration between edible and inhaled forms of cannabis
  • Create a game plan to navigate challenges if some in your workforce use recreational cannabis
Speaker imageDr. Emily Escue
Geriatrician, Medical Director
Dr. Emily Escue is a Geriatrician seeing older adults in outpatient, nursing home, assisted living, and home settings.  Her clinical interests include care of patients with dementia and complex serious illness, and teaching students, residents, and fellows across multiple care settings.  She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee, and completed residency and fellowships at the University of Chicago.  She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  Dr. Escue is currently a faculty Geriatrician and Palliative Care physician at Hennepin Healthcare and Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.   

Speaker imageRob Rodé
Attorney/Partner, Voigt, Rodè, Boxeth & Coffin, LLC
Robert Rodè is a partner with Voigt, Rodè, Boxeth & Coffin, LLC. Rob serves elder care providers including LTC, AL/CBRF/RCAC/HWS, home health, rehab, adult day, hospice and independent living and the licensed professionals in all settings. Rob works with clients on issues like regulatory/legal compliance, surveys/appeals, complaint investigations, behaviors, discharges/evictions, contracts, dispute resolution, employment, CHOW and start-ups, licensing, ethics and AR. Rob is a frequent speaker, arbitrator, adjunct professor, active with various state and national provider and legal associations and was named as one of the “50 for the next 50” innovative leaders in older adult services and a “super lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics. 

Original Air Date: 07/18/2023
Length: 67 minutes
Category: All Audiences
Category: Legislative CEs: CEs are not offered for this archived online education
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