Medicinal Cannabis



Medicinal cannabis is considered an ‘unapproved good’ or ‘unapproved medicine’ in Australia. This is because there is presently only one cannabis medicine which has been assessed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. It may only be prescribed legally by a medical doctor (and in some states/territories, nurse practitioners). Medicinal cannabis products are contained within two main schedules of our national drugs and poisons schedule (named the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons): they are either Schedule 4 (Prescription Only) medicines or Schedule 8 (Controlled Medicines).





There is no approved list of medical conditions for which the TGA may approve applications from doctors to prescribe. There is a list on the TGA website listing some of the conditions for which it has approved Special Access Scheme B applications previously, but approval is on a case-by-case basis. The scientific ‘evidence base’ for the treatment of health conditions with medicinal cannabis varies widely and some conditions have stronger evidence than others. Your doctor will discuss your individual health issues with you and consider what other medications you may be taking (and their potential adverse interactions with medicinal cannabis) and other information to determine if medicinal cannabis is an option for you.

If you would like to further discuss your individual circumstance and eligibility with one of our approved General Practitioners, please book via the Hotdoc booking app or contact the clinic.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW PRIOR TO AN APPOINTMENT?

If you are new to our practice, we will require the following information at the time of the Initial Consultation

  • Patient Health Summary (from regular Health Care provider), Listing Current Chronic Conditions
  • Current Care Plan

HOW ARE THE APPOINTMENTS STRUCTURED?

Initial assessment and consultation allows the practitioner to undertake a detailed medical history and discuss your individual circumstance and, if eligible for Medicinal Cannabis treatment submit the application.

Following approval, a follow up consultation is required to discuss any details pertaining to your application and issue the approved script.

Follow up consultations are an important part of the approval program, compromising of medication dosing adjustments, ongoing review and monitoring of the treatment plan.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Initial Assessment / Consultation   $245.00 rebate $75.75

Follow-up Consultation  1 Week  $80.00 rebate $39.20 (per visit)

Follow-up Consultation Every month for 3 Months   $80.00 rebate $39.10 (per visit)

** Please note: This is a private service fee, bulk billing is not available**


For more information about the scientific evidence see the TGA’s webpage: Guidance for the Use of Medicinal Cannabis in Australia: Patient Information, available at https://www.tga.gov.au/publication/guidance-use-medicinal-cannabis-australia-patient-information

Medicinal cannabis products that are able to be legally prescribed in Australia must comply with quality requirements specified by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). See https://www.tga.gov.au/access-medicinal-cannabis-products-1 for further information.



Doctor

MBBCh, AMC, FRACGP

Dr Yasser Zeidan

Dr Yasser Zeidan an authorised prescriber with extensive experience prescribing medicinal cannabis for a wide range of medical conditions


MBBCh, MSc, AMC, FRACGP

Dr Mohamed Mahmoud

Dr Mohamed Mahmoud an authorised prescriber with extensive experience prescribing medicinal cannabis for a wide range of medical conditions

BIRTINYA LOCATION

Lifetime Health Medical Centre
67 Regatta Blvd
BIRTINYA  QLD   4575
Ph.  07 5437 6324
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