ASHHRA On-Demand Conference Session: Employment Practices Under Current Medical Marijuana Laws

Product Code: 319AC19b16

Member: $45.00
Non-Member: $85.00



Join the 96% of attendees who stated they agree and/or strongly agree that they will be able to implement the information presented in this session. 
Currently, there are several states where medical marijuana is legal, but it is still illegal at the federal level. What should an HR professional do if a physician or health care worker tests positive during pre-employment testing or comes forward with a prescription for medical marijuana?  There are ramifications for the employer from an ADA and FMLA perspective, but also issues regarding patient safety to consider. This session will help to make sense of this complex subject and give health care HR professionals working in health care path way forward. 
  1. Understand the conflict between federal law and state medical marijuana laws when providers, nurses and other healthcare professionals/para-professionals use medically prescribed marijuana.
  2. Discover what restrictions, if any, a healthcare employers can place upon employees working in “safety sensitive” jobs while using medically approved marijuana.
  3. Learn the best practices for employers (i.e. policies, procedures and protocols) when dealing with employee workplace accommodations and leaves of absence when using prescribed medical marijuana.
Jill Lashay
Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
1 (CHHR) 1 (SHRM) 1 (HRCI)