September 20, 2018 2:37 pm

Saskatchewan doctor accused of improperly prescribing medical marijuana

The College of Physicians of Surgeons of Saskatchewan has accused a doctor of improperly prescribing pot.

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A doctor who spent time at a Saskatoon medical clinic that specializes in medical marijuana is accused by the governing body for Saskatchewan’s physicians of improperly prescribing pot.

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Documents from the College of Physicians of Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) charge that Dr. Mishack Zwane did not go through the proper steps and assessments to prescribe marijuana for patients.

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Some of those steps include providing followup care for patients’ illnesses and meeting requirements for keeping medical records.

Zwane worked at Natural Health Services between early January and mid-February of 2017.

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He is also accused of overbilling for services provided to patients during that time.

None of the allegations have been proven and a hearing by the college has yet to be scheduled.

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