CA Clinics’ medicinal cannabis prescribing doctors and medical team help New South Wales‘ patients access treatments they need by tackling government pathways for them.
All of CA Clinics doctors are trained and registered to be able to prescribe medical cannabis. The team is also trained in handling special cases under medical cannabis treatments in NSW. Such cases might pertain to Australian Veterans and more.
CA Clinics doctors have the flexibility of prescribing from all available medicinal cannabis products in Australia, which may include CBD or THC. These can come in many forms such as compounded medication, flowers or oils. Medication that only includes CBD are labelled as a Schedule 4 medication while THC containing medications are Schedule 8. For more, see the video below.
To prescribe medical cannabis products in New South Wales, doctors must apply for federal approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
In NSW, doctors need to apply for an approval from the Commonwealth and State in order to prescribe medical cannabis.
Once a prescription is written up, CA Clinics will apply to the TGA for a Special Access Scheme Category B (SAS B) approval. We may also be required to apply for a state approval from the NSW health authority. This would happen if a person is known to be drug dependant, under 16 years-old or part of a clinical trial. Applications generally take up to 3 to 4 days to get approved.
Once approval is given from the TGA, the doctor will receive an approval certificate that must be provided to the medicinal cannabis product supplier before the product can be legally dispatched. In New South Wales, pharmacies can order but not dispense off digital copies of a prescription. They would require a hardcopy of a medical cannabis prescription in order to dispense it.
For any further enquiries, give us a call on 1300 991 477 or book a Screening Appointment to better understand the Australian medicinal cannabis space.
Using a Telehealth model, our 15 minute screening appointments provide a quick and convenient way to assess the suitability of a patient’s condition for treatment prior to discussing options with their own doctor.