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Marijuana in the Field of Medicine: Rules, Roles and Rights of the PCP
Presenter: Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on
Marijuana in the Field of Medicine: Rules, Roles and Rights of the PCP.  

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about 
Marijuana in the Field of Medicine: Rules, Roles and Rights of the PCP and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
7/12/2018 -7/12/2021

  1. Define key provisions of Amendment 98, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act of 2016, as they pertain to Arkansas physicians 
  2. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of Arkansas physicians regarding physician certification of qualifying conditions for patients desiring registration for use of medical marijuana. 
  3. List major risks and side effects of marijuana use.
  1. Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016
  2. Hepatology, 2005;42(1):63
  3. J Clin Psychiatry, 2015;76(9):1174

Biographical Info

Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH
Director and State Health Officer
Arkansas Department of Health

As a member of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s cabinet, Dr. Nate Smith serves as Director and State Health Officer for the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). In this position, he provides senior scientific and executive leadership for the agency. The ADH has over 2000 personnel and a budget of over 250 million dollars and delivers services throughout the state in over 94 different locations. Dr. Smith was appointed Director in 2013 by Governor Mike Beebe and then reappointed by Governor Hutchinson in 2015.

Dr. Smith has a strong commitment to the mission of ADH, “To protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.” In his role as Director he strives to help colleagues achieve their full potential using public health best practices supported by science-based decisions.

Dr. Nate Smith has previously served the ADH as Branch Chief for Infectious Diseases, State Epidemiologist, and Deputy Director for Public Health Programs. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and holds voluntary faculty positions in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UAMS College of Medicine and in the Epidemiology Department at the College of Public Health. His clinical interests include HIV, tropical medicine, and emerging infectious diseases.

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Kim Miller  
Susan Smith Dodson

Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

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3.       Complete the post-test 
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Direct Provider Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Arkansas for Medical sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation materials.

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1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 CECH, 1 CECH> National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. > CHES