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October 13, 2020; 12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
1.0 hours of CME*
This webinar will provide an overview of federal, state and local marijuana laws that impact workplace drug testing including recreational marijuana laws, medical marijuana laws, laws prohibiting certain types of marijuana testing, and laws requiring certain types of written notice when an employee tests positive for marijuana. The discussion will include statutory law as well as recent case law and will provide advice to employers on how to avoid potential discrimination claims by medical marijuana users while maintaining workplace safety. In addition, a review of recent studies on impairment and tools to assess impairment with cannabis use will be included.
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
Faculty and Disclosures
Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM
- Describe the impact of state or federal laws and statutes on employer requirements for users of marijuana (medical or recreational).
- Utilize guidance to avoid potential discrimination claims by medical marijuana users while maintaining workplace safety.
- Identify impact and issues of evaluating impairment in cannabis users.
President and Chief Medical Officer
*Nothing to disclose
Kathryn J. Russo
Attorney at Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.
*Nothing to disclose
This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals who specialize in or have an interest in OEM, specifically those who are involved in workplace drug testing.
Accreditation and AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Save the Date!
- ACOEM's Quarterly Public Policy Briefing – November 10, 2020
Previously Recorded Webinars:
- IOMSC Global Insights: How Health Care Worker Safety Impacts Patient Safety During Pandemic Era (September 21, 2020)
- ABPM Transitional MOC Requirements (June 23, 2020)
- IOMSC: Mental and Emotional Health in the Healthcare Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic Era: A Global Perspective (June 18, 2020)
- COVID-19: Keeping Construction Workers Safe (June 17, 2020)
- Preparing Current and Future Workplaces for Pandemic's Impacts on Behavioral Health: Questions & Answers (June 3, 2020)
- Our Changing Climate: Heat Stress and Employer Readiness (May 19, 2020)
- Preparing for Large Scale Return to Work: A Strategic and Proactive Approach (May 13, 2020)
- COVID-19 Update: Serology and Return to Work (May 8, 2020)
- COVID-19: Serology and Return to Work (April 24, 2020)
- COVID-19: Decontamination of Personal Protective Equipment (April 22, 2020)
- Landing the Perfect Occupational Medicine Job (April 21, 2020)
- Best Practices for COVID-19: Telemedicine (April 7, 2020)
- COVID-19: Protecting Health Care Workers - Decontamination & Reuse of N95 Respirators (April 3, 2020)
- COVID-19: Protecting Health Care Workers (HCWs) – Epidemiology, Virology and Occupational Health Practice (April 1, 2020)
- COVID-19: Transportation Workers - Impact of Emergency Declarations and Other Occupational Health Issues (March 30, 2020)
- COVID-19: Protecting Health Care Workers - Lessons from Taiwan and Italy (March 20, 2020)
- March 2020 Public Policy Briefing
- Smoking Cessation for Employees (February 25, 2020)
- ACOEM Clinical Guidance to Depressive Disorders (February 13, 2020)
- Marijuana in the Workplace: The Ongoing Saga (January 28, 2020)
- Preparing for Work-related Health Problems Associated with Climate Change (January 22, 2020)
- November 2019 Public Policy Briefing
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