Update to our guidelines around the Utah Medical Cannabis Act

February 14, 2019


​After meeting with patients, their family members, and patient advocates, and working with a committed and diverse group of colleagues at Intermountain, we're ready to begin offering letters to patients with a qualifying medical condition as defined by the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. 

Our approach has been one focused on people. We've sought to understand in every conversation what their needs are, and we've had the opportunity to then communicate across groups and begin to address the concerns and needs voiced by our physicians and APCs. We've worked diligently to verify protections to providers who choose to give letters to their patients and ensure our process fully complies with state law.

These are the first steps of many to follow in our collaborative work to care for patients and support providers. This will be an ongoing conversation and initiative in which we'll learn and continuously improve our care of patients, define best clinical practices, and deliver the information​ that providers need to create the best plan of care for patients.

Links for more detail

  • Read the full announcement on the new process for physicians and APCs here
  • Learn about the guidelines given to your nursing and pharmacy colleagues here​.  
  • Create a patient letter by searching for the auto text ".letterMedicalCannabis" in iCentra.
  • Watch Mark Briesacher, MD in a news conference here.

Thank you for your patience with this process. Please share your questions, concerns, and feedback with your medical director.

With gratitude,​

Mark Briesacher, MD

Chief Physician Executive

Intermountain Healthcare​​