Workers’ Comp Nixes Medical Cannabis for Worker on Prescription Opioids
Posted On April 16, 2018
The Workers’ Comp Appeals Tribunal upheld the denial of payment for medical cannabis to treat pain from a work-related finger amputation citing the following reasons:
- The worker’s previous addiction to opioids
- The worker was back on opioids for the injury and simultaneous use of opioids and cannabis violated medical guidelines
- The worker’s own family physician of 18 years opposed his using medical cannabis
[20188519 (Re), 2018 CanLII 12351 (NB WCAT), March 5, 2018].
Submit a policy: email to email@example.com
Do You Like This Tool ?