Healthcare Law and Psychedelic Therapy

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Course Duration: 60 minutes
Credit Type: General/ Substantive
Presented by: Harry Nelson


This course addresses legal/regulatory risk, and compliance considerations for healthcare professionals with respect to psychedelic therapy. The goal of the course is to familiarize participants with (i) possible lessons to be drawn from the past 25 years of expanding allowance for therapeutic use of medical marijuana for psychedelic therapy; (ii) questions as to how the expansion of use of psychedelic therapy may differ from the medical marijuana “journey” to date; (iii) addressing ongoing limitations in federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and (iv) articulating risk mitigation and sound compliance practices for physicians and other health professionals in psychedelic therapy. Participants will obtain a framework for understanding regulatory compliance and risk management in prescribing or recommending psychedelics, documenting the clinical relationship, and avoiding risks in the clinical use of psychedelics