Marijuana petition denied by Board of Health
Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm
The Colorado Board of Health Wednesday denied the Cannabis Therapy Institute’s Petition for Emergency Rules to Protect Patient Privacy on the grounds that the issue did not constitute an emergency as defined in the state Administrative Procedure Act.
The Board of Health did agree to hold an informational meeting on the topic at the next Board of Health meeting on Feb. 16.
CTI’s proposed emergency rules would have prohibited the CDPHE from sharing the CDPHE Confidential Registry with any outside agencies. The rules also contain procedures to ensure confidentiality and generate “incident reports” if the Registry is breached. CTI’s petition came as a result of plans by the CDPHE to allow the Colorado Department of Revenue to replace the current CDPHE Confidential Registry with a database and surveillance system that some medical marijuana advocates believe would make confidentiality easier to breach.