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CVPM Certificate of Veterinary Practice Management

To prepare students to seek a Veterinary Practice Manager position by providing them with the education to develop strategies, procedures, policies and management skills to run the daily operations of a veterinary business and to satisfy the college semester hours required for CVPM certification.

Basic Skills Assessment
Applicants are required to complete two Basic Skills Assessments, one in reading and one in math, to determine the level of readiness for beginning their selected program. Additional studies may be required.

Business Orientation
In this course, youll be introduced to distance learning; study skills and techniques; and ways to review for examinations. Youll discover similarities between personal financial goals and business goals and examine how to determine personal financial goals; set up a budget; and recognize the elements of a business.
Principles of Management
This course will review the functions of management and its role in planning, leading, organizing, motivating, and controlling. Basic Accounting
In this course, you'll discover the necessary accounting information to understand the basic accounting information, what it means, and how its used; The course will also cover financial statements, return on investment, bookkeeping process, cost accounting, and report systems.
Veterinary Practice Management
In this course youll learn the importance of understanding and implementing laws and requirements in a veterinary practice. Youll also learn the benefits of developing a professional, efficient, and knowledgeable team that provides exceptional customer service to their clients. Additionally, the course will provide you with instructions and information on how to help your practice to grow financially.
Human Resources Management
In this course, you'll investigate an overview of Human Resources Management (HRM), as its understood today. This course illustrates the dynamic interaction of the personnel functions with each other and with the objectives of an organization. Marketing
In this course, youll discover the principles of marketing. Youll learn how to develop a marketing plan; use social and mobile marketing effectively; integrate ethics into marketing strategies; influence the consumer decision process; perform market research; perform SWOT and STP analyses; make decisions concerning branding, packaging, and developing new products; price products and services fairly; set advertising objectives; and more.
Business Ethics
In this course, youll explore the types of ethical issues you may encounter in your professional life and discover processes to help in determining the best response to the issue. Youll discover how to determine a course of action with various philosophical approaches and business-related approaches to ethical issues in a professional setting; and a process for decision making in balancing different considerations. In addition, discover an overview of selected areas of business that may require particular attention.

Whether you're looking to start a new career as a Vet Practice Manager, or you want to start on a path toward certification, our Veterinary Practice Management undergraduate certificate program can help you achieve these goals. For up to $86 per credit, our Vet Practice Management program fulfills one of the requirements to sit for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) exam.

Killexams Veterinary Practice Management Certificate online program fulfills the education requirement for certification. After students complete the Vet Practice Management online courses and graduate from the program, they will have met one of the four requirements to sit for the CVPM exam — Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA). The CVPM designation is recognized by many veterinary practice leaders as the highest level of credential for professional veterinary managers and is often preferred or required when applying for a veterinary manager position.

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Killexams : Medical Certificate certification - BingNews Search results Killexams : Medical Certificate certification - BingNews Killexams : Northwell, Nassau Community College training medical assistants

Those aspiring to careers in health care don't need to decide whether to go back to school or get a job.

In a new one-year program created by Northwell Health and Nassau Community College, students can earn scholarships and work while they train for jobs as medical assistants in outpatient facilities. 

The Earn & Learn Medical Assistant Program includes funding from Northwell and Nassau Community College to earn a medical assistant certificate at the college while working at the health system.

The New Hyde Park-based health system will pay tuition and fees of about $10,000 per person, and the Nassau Community College Foundation will cover book expenses during the program’s first year, which starts in January.

Medical assistants perform patient care under the direct supervision of a physician or nurse. The full-time salary ranges from about $34,800 to $51,950, Northwell said.

Across New York state, medical assistants earned an average hourly wage of $20.24, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The number of medical assistant jobs nationwide is expected to increase by 16% by 2031, much faster than the 5% rate for all occupations, the bureau reported.

The program is open to eligible Northwell employees and other candidates. Students will work as medical associates at Northwell four days a week. They will take classes on Fridays, two evenings per week and Saturdays. The program also provides study sessions, mentors, team building and clinical placement upon graduation. Those who complete the program successfully will be promoted to a certified medical assistant position and commit to working at Northwell in the role for at least one year, Northwell said.

“Medical assistants are key members of the health care team in physician practices and other outpatient medical facilities — they are often the first clinical staff member patients encounter,” Kathleen Donovan, Northwell’s regional human resource officer in ambulatory services, said in a statement.

Coursework includes administrative and clinical documentation, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, CPR and basic life-support training and medical coding.

Nassau Community College “is happy to match the critical needs of our medical partners with the educational aspirations of people in our communities,” Maria Conzatti, interim president of the college, said in a statement.

Samara Robb, 30, joined Northwell’s staff as a medical assistant in 2016, and she now works as an associate patient account representative at the system while she earns a bachelor’s degree in health care administration leadership at Capella University. Her long-term goal is to become a director overseeing multiple practices at Northwell, she said.

“I'm so grateful that I made that decision to take that path,” the Elmont resident said. “If you're interested in the health care field and you are unsure of what direction you would like to go, I see [working as a] medical assistant as a stepping stone … so that you can see the different paths that health care has to offer.”

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Killexams : 10 people graduate from CERT training course Community Emergency Response Team graduates (l-r) Cairo Rios, Chris Miller, Enoch Ibarra, Ian Babb, Phil Frisbie, Jr, Grace Wilson, Giovanna Mazzone-Clementi, Genova Mazzone-Clementi and Emily Mazzone-Clementi pose for a photo. (Mary Bullwinkel/For The Times-Standard) © Provided by The Times-Standard (Eureka) Community Emergency Response Team graduates (l-r) Cairo Rios, Chris Miller, Enoch Ibarra, Ian Babb, Phil Frisbie, Jr, Grace Wilson, Giovanna Mazzone-Clementi, Genova Mazzone-Clementi and Emily Mazzone-Clementi pose for a photo. (Mary Bullwinkel/For The Times-Standard)

Ten people recently completed a course to become members of local Community Emergency Response Teams and are now qualified to assist residents during disasters.

Graduate and Fortuna CERT program manager Enoch Ibarra said, “Having been a responder in real disasters, in at least five different countries in the past, I was surprised to have learned some new skills in the CERT training.”

He mentioned that four teens completed this CERT course, and at least one is now a member of Fortuna’s teen CERT team, sponsored by the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department.

This most exact class was unique in that it was a hybrid course, which consisted of online instruction, followed by hands-on skills training and testing. The course is usually taught over three consecutive days in person.

The 12-hour online portion of the course could be completed by the students at their own pace and on their own time. Disaster preparedness, CERT organization, fire safety and utilities control, disaster medical operations psychology, light search and rescue, and disaster triage were the independent study modules.

The hands-on skills part of the course was taught by veteran CERT instructors from Humboldt County CERT team, including lead instructor Gene Bass from Humboldt Bay Fire, Brian Brown from Kneeland Fire, Brandy Castro and Caylin Yula from Humboldt Bay Fire, and Greg Waters from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services.

“Many people are under the mistaken belief that they can expect emergency responders to be immediately available during a disaster,” Ibarra said. “Sadly, they will find themselves waiting for hours or days for those responders.”

In addition to receiving a graduation certificate, each person completing the course received a fully stocked backpack, an emergency kit with tools that might be needed during a disaster.

Ibarra said the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department is hoping to schedule another CERT skills training, sometime after February 2023.

“That gives people interested in this training time to complete the hybrid online training, while it is still available,” he said.  “Completion of the online training is a requirement for the hands-on skills training.”

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Killexams : Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in medical field

Careers in the health care industry are among the fastest growing in the country. It's easy to see why. Our aging population is demanding ever more from the health care infrastructure, and we need to keep that infrastructure strong.

Among the top 20 fastest growing careers in the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, are nurse practitioners, medical and health services managers, physician assistants and physical therapy assistants.

In addition, more and more hospital-based nurses and other clinicians are ready to abandon their stressful jobs but not ready to leave health care behind.

Given the upheaval the pandemic has caused in health care, I've met a lot of nurses who are ready to strike out on their own as entrepreneurs. In fact, entrepreneurial opportunities abound in health care -- and you don't have to spend eight or 12 years in medical school to take advantage of them.

If you're someone who wants to help Boost health care and is ready for new challenges, whether or not you have a medical background, here are some potential ideas:

Private patient advocate

Obviously, this one is close to my heart. There are opportunities for patient advocates within health care organizations and as independent advocates. Independent patient advocates charge between $100 to $300 per hour and are paid by the patient. Patient advocates come from the medical field, but many join the profession after a personal experience -- an unpleasant hospital stay, a medical error or frustration with a provider.

How to get started: While there are no agreed-upon qualifications nationally, there are college courses, programs and workshops. I recommend taking a good course and becoming credentialed as a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA).

I think some of the best patient advocates come from nursing because they already have in-depth medical and hospital experience, but they need help starting a business. My next Nurse Advocate Entrepreneur course starts Nov. 9; for information, visit

Medical transcriptionist

Medical transcriptionists listen to recordings made by health care professionals, such as doctors, and transcribe them into medical correspondence and reports. Busy hospitals and medical practices outsource work to freelance medical transcriptionists to handle overflow work.

How to get started: The basic requirement is an associate degree or certificate from an accredited medical transcription program. Several colleges in the Chicago area offer such programs; for example, Elgin Community College offers a self-paced, one-year online program that prepares you to go take the AHDI Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) national certification exam.


Medical billing and coding

This is one of the fastest growing fields in the allied health professions. The medical billing industry is extremely competitive. However, for the determined entrepreneur, there is still a good opportunity to earn $40,000 per year or more operating a home-based medical billing service. There are also employment opportunities.

How to get started: An associate degree or certification from a training program is required, and there's the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam. There's a lot to learn: diagnostic codes, medical terminology and health IT systems.

Wellness coach

Share your own healthy lifestyle practices. A health and wellness coach is a supportive guide who helps clients set health goals such as weight loss, improved energy levels and stress management. Health and wellness coaching is becoming popular. Therefore, if you consider yourself an expert in health and wellness, starting a coaching business can be a great business venture.

How to Get started: As in most health-related professions, certifications are required. You can find programs in nutrition, personal training and other fields at local community colleges.

As I have learned, growing a new business takes time, energy and money, so you can't expect overnight success in any of these fields. But opportunities abound, whether you are coming from a medical background or just have a passion for helping people.

Our health care system needs you!

• Teri Dreher is a board-certified patient advocate. A critical care nurse for 30+ years, she is founder of NShore Patient Advocates ( She is offering a free phone consultation to Daily Herald readers; call her at (847) 612-6684.

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Killexams : Medical assistants should receive more training in opioids and pain management | Opinion

By Dr. Asif Ilyas

First, the good news. The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is working. According to the Rothman Opioid Foundation’s study of data supplied by the Department, Pennsylvania experienced a 33% decrease in the overall quantity of opioid pills prescribed three years after PDMP implementation.

The largest decrease in prescribing habits occurred in the first two years. The rate slowed in the third year but still registered a decline.

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Killexams : North Carolina eye surgeon wants state's highest court to take up certificate of need challenge

(The Center Square) — A New Bern eye surgeon is urging the North Carolina Supreme Court to take up his constitutional challenge to the state's certificate-of-need law, arguing in a new brief the need to clear up "rampant confusion."

Board certified ophthalmologist Jay Singleton filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Wednesday with the help of the Institute of Justice that cites three sections of the state constitution's Article I, including Section 32 dealing with special privileges known as "exclusive emoluments," and Section 34 against Perpetuities and monopolies, The Carolina Journal reports.

The filing comes after a three-judge panel with the North Carolina Court of Appeals dismissed Singleton's legal challenge in June because he had not pursued all available avenues for remedying his complaint before filing suit.

Singleton appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court, where the brief filed Wednesday alleges "the CON law exposes the rampant confusion in this Court's cases about how (the sections of Article I) apply to economic laws."

The brief argues "this case is a perfect vehicle to resolve that confusion because it has fueled uncertainty over the status of a case – Aston Park – that would otherwise control here."

The brief cites a 1973 Supreme Court ruling in the Aston Park case that struck down a previous CON law based on the same three provisions of the state constitution. Courts later rendered the precedent moot in a different ruling in 2010, then neglected to address the "continuing validity" of the Aston Park case in 2020, according to the brief.

Singleton and his attorneys argue the Supreme Court "should deny the State's motion to dismiss and weigh in on these important constitutional issues."

"First, the Court of Appeals did not apply settled law under Art. I, § 19 when it refused to credit Dr. Singleton's factual allegations about the CON law's irrationality over the law's own 'findings,'" according to the brief. "Rather, the court picked a side in the very conflict that warrants mandatory review here: whether plaintiffs can use facts to rebut economic laws' presumption of constitutionality."

"And, by picking the side that says plaintiffs cannot use facts, the Court of Appeals flouted this Court's decision in Aston Park, which warrants discretionary review," the brief read.

North Carolina's CON law requires state permission for 23 separate types of medical care, from medical facilities and purchases of medical equipment, to the number of hospital beds and emergency medical transport. Research shows CON laws lead to higher costs and less access to care for patients.

Singleton, who has owned Singleton Vision Center in New Bern since 2014, is challenging the state's CON law because it forces him to perform most surgeries at Carolina East Medical Center, the only facility with a CON operating room certificate in a three county area.

"All I want is a chance to compete so that I can offer my patients more affordable care," Singleton said in an Institute for Justice press release following the appeals court decision. "It's unfortunate that the court was so willing to rubberstamp this harmful and anti-competitive law, but I'm excited to continue pressing my rights – if necessary, all the way to the North Carolina Supreme Court."

North Carolina's CON law is at the center of efforts to approve Medicaid expansion in the General Assembly. Despite resistance from major medical providers that benefit from the law, the state Senate approved legislation last session that included both reductions in the CON restrictions and Medicaid expansion.

The bill has not gained approval in the House, where lawmakers passed Medicaid expansion legislation without the CON changes, the Journal reports.

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Killexams : OH, OCTC partner for certified medical technician program

Oct. 4—Owensboro Health and Owensboro Community & Technical College will partner this fall to launch a new Certified Medical Technician program.

The program, funded by a $325,000 grant from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, aims to train 45 new CMTs before June 30, 2023.

Three groups of 15 students each will follow a "work and learn" model, which will deliver selected students the opportunity to work at OH while earning four OCTC healthcare career credentials.

Credentials include the State Registered Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Medical Technician and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificates.

OH will select the student participants and hire them as patient care technicians prior to the start of classes.

Additionally, OH will pay educational release time for the students to attend classes during the program, which is to last about three months.

Students who successfully complete the program may pursue advanced career opportunities at OH as applicable.

Mark Marsh, president and CEO of Owensboro Health, and Dr. Scott Williams, president of OCTC, both praised the collaborative endeavor.

"Owensboro Health is proud to collaborate with OCTC on this innovative approach to developing the next generation of healthcare workers and providing them with new pathways to career success and fulfillment," Marsh said. "This outstanding program is another example of how our communities are meeting the region's most vital challenges through teamwork and creativity."

"OCTC is grateful to CPE for this opportunity, and we are excited to partner with Owensboro Health to help meet their current and future direct patient care hiring needs," Williams said. "We are proud to be a part of this novel, public-private collaborative approach to help address the healthcare workforce shortage."

LaTasha Shemwell, the program's designated success coach, will provide personalized services to help with enrollment, course registration and any other needs.

"It's an amazing opportunity," she said. "Within that three-month time span, these individuals are receiving free training (through) this work and learn program; they're applying to work through the hospital and (receive) free training from us, and they will also get paid for their training through the hospital."

Shemwell said she wants to make sure students can flourish by having what they need.

"My goal is just to make sure that they have the resources to succeed," she said. "We're going to deliver out loaner laptops, so that we can make sure that they have that access to do their work from home when needed."

Incentives will be offered at certain milestones, Shemwell said, which includes $250 gift cards after completing CNA coursework and passing the license exam, along with successfully completing phlebotomy coursework and phlebotomy clinical.

"I will be encouraging them every step of the way through all those milestones," Shemwell said. "Life happens and challenges happen, but (I) just (want) to be that positive voice of reasoning and encouraging them that they can do this."

The program is scheduled to begin Oct. 24 and conclude Jan. 28 for the first group of students.

Other groups will begin in January and April 2023, respectively.

For more information, contact Shemwell at or 270-686-4455.

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Killexams : NEET Counselling 2022: MCC portal for generation of PwD certificates open till 16th October

New Delhi : Through a exact notice, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has informed about the last date by which its portal is open for generation for PwD certificates.

In this regard, it is informed that MCC portal for generation of PwD certificates is open till 16th October, 2022 (upto 11:55 PM).

Hence, the candidates who have registered themselves as PwD on NTA website and want to avail the benefit of PwD reservation should get the disability certificate issued from any one of the designated NEET Disability Certification Centre.

The candidates who have registered themselves as PwD on NTA website and want to avail the benefit of PwD reservation should get the disability certificate issued from any one of the designated NEET Disability Certification Centre (as per list attached below) through online mode.

The candidates have to undergo physical examination at the designated disability centre by visiting the centre and getting their disability assessed and quantified. The centre authorities will generate the certificate online through the portal provided by MCC. Candidates should ensure that the PwD certificate is duly signed by the examining specialists.

List of Disability Certification Centres who will issue Disability Certificates as per NMC norms to PwD candidates in support of their claim to avail 5% PwD reservation in UG/ Broad Speciality PG Courses.


Name of Disability Certification


Specialities Available for which

Disability Certificate can be issued as per category of Disabilities mentioned in Disability Certificate


Vardhman Mahavir Medical College
& Safdarjang Hospital (VMMC &

New Delhi

All Disablities as mentioned in Disability Certificate except Visual disabilities category and Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioural disabilities.


All India Institute of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation


For Locomotor Disability only


Institute of Post Graduate Medical
Education & Research (IPGMER)


All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability


Madras Medical College (MMC)


All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability


Grant Government Medical College,
J.J. Hospital Compound


All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability


Goa Medical College


All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability Certificate except Speech Disability.


Government Medical College,


All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability
Certificate. Ophthalmology Tests to be
conducted at Regional Institute of

Ophtalmology, Thiruvananthapuram
under GMC Thiruvananthapuram


SMS Medical College

Jaipur, Rajasthan

All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability Certificate except:

1. Neurology- Genetic Testing

  1. ENT- Speech & Language
    Disability Testing

Orthopaedics/ PMR- Gonitometer

Adult. Plumb Line, Hand
Dynomometer, Laser


Govt. Medical College and Hospital,


All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability


Govt. Medical College, Agartala,
State Disability Board


All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability


Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras
Hindu University,

Varanasi/ Uttar

All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability
Certificate except Intellectual Disability.


Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of
Speech and Hearing Disabilities,
Bandra, Mumbai


For Hearing Disabilities only


AIIMS, Nagpur

Nagpur, Maharashtra

All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability


Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of

Medical Sciences & RML Hospital, New Delhi. (ABVIMS & RMLH)

New Delhi

All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability
Certificate except ENT
For Visual Disability: Candidates who
use LVAs may bring their own LVAs
which can be checked.


Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals (LHMC)

New Delhi

All Disabilities as mentioned in Disability


All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysuru

Mysuru, Karnataka

For Speech & Hearing Disabilities only

The candidates are advised to keep in touch with the MCC website for latest updates.

To view the official Notice, Click here :

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Killexams : Ayushmann Khuranna and Rakul Preet Singh's Doctor G gets 'A' certification, makers happy as 'no cuts suggested' ayushmann khuranna and rakul preet singh's doctor g gets 'a' certification, makers happy as 'no cuts suggested' bollywood news entertainment news © Provided by Zoom ayushmann khuranna and rakul preet singh's doctor g gets 'a' certification, makers happy as 'no cuts suggested' bollywood news entertainment news

Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer 'Doctor G' has received an 'A' certificate from the censor board and the filmmakers are happy that no cuts were suggested to the movie.

Doctor G shows Ayushmann portraying the role of a Gynaecologist in a medical campus comedy-drama. It is a journey of an aspiring orthopedic surgeon who instead gets into studying gynecology. Being the only male in a women-dominated department, there begins his humorous struggle to fit in.

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Amrita Pandey, CEO Junglee Pictures said: "The movie is bold, high on entertainment, yet subtly breaks stereotypes as one might expect from a true Ayushmann Khurrana film. Despite not having any explicit content, it is a movie for young adults who are exposed to bold yet sensitive and hilarious content and can of course watch it with their families."

"We are happy there were no cuts suggested and we are able to present the film as is in the theatres, also being under 2 hours, Doctor G will have a refreshing and engaging appeal"

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The film's director Anubhuti Kashyap shared that midst all the action, thriller and fantasy led movies that have released recently, 'Doctor G' is a fun comedy-drama that is clutter breaking and will be a refreshing watch for the audience.

"The trailer has been received so well and that is just a glimpse of the comedy and entertainment that's in store during the film. I am glad the audience will get to watch the film in its entirety that will stay with them for a long time."

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Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap and written by Sumit Saxena, Saurabh Bharat, Vishal Wagh and Anubhuti Kashyap, Doctor G is set to release in theatres on October 14.

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Killexams : Ohio medical marijuana patients still unhappy with prices, though Michigan’s cannabis market may influence their expectations

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new Ohio State University study found that for the first time a majority of patients are satisfied with Ohio’s medical marijuana program.

Prices, though, appear to still be a drawback, with patients saying they believe it still costs too much for medical marijuana in Ohio.

They may be comparing Ohio prices, which have dropped 17% in the past year, to Michigan’s marijuana prices – which have plummeted to new lows because the state does not cap the number of licenses. Ohio has license caps.

The annual report on the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program was produced by OSU’s Moritz College of Law Drug Enforcement and Policy Center. It is the center’s fourth annual report.

About 2,500 people responded this year to the online survey, between April 11 and May 31, which people accessed through the Ohio Board of Pharmacy’s monthly newsletter, through the center’s own email list and through groups such as Harm Reduction Ohio and the Ohio Cannabis Chamber of Commerce.

Ohio’s first medical dispensaries opened in January 2019.

In the nearly four years that patients have had access to legal medical marijuana, Ohio governments have collected over $132 million in revenue: $64 million in state and local sales taxes, $46 million in marijuana business application and licensing fees and $22 million in patient and caregiver fees, according to the report.

The number of patients with active marijuana registrations grew by more than 44% over the past 12 months, from 107,132 patients in August 2021 to 154,614 patients in August 2022, the report found.

Although patient numbers continue to quickly increase, the number of physicians with a certificate to recommend medical marijuana decreased between 2021 and 2022 from 651 to 641, according to the report. The report didn’t explain why fewer doctors are certifying.

For a physician to become certified to recommend medical marijuana, they must take an online course. They can only recommend marijuana if a patient has one of 25 conditions under state law.

Satisfaction with medical marijuana

The survey found 56.1% of respondents were extremely or somewhat satisfied with the current state of the medical marijuana program.

And 35.5% of respondents reported being extremely or somewhat dissatisfied with the program, a significant drop from the center’s 2021 report, when 55.1% of respondents reported some level of dissatisfaction.

Jana Hrdinova, the administrative director of the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, said that the survey didn’t ask people why they are more satisfied but it likely comes down to three reasons: Lower prices, more familiarity with navigating the program and policy changes made during the COVID-19 pandemic that have made it more convenient to patients – such as allowing doctors to conduct remote appointments and curbside pickup at dispensaries.

“I know people continue to complain about high prices of marijuana – and they are right, they are high – I think that’s partially because no insurance covers any expense connected with it, so I think that’s why they consider it really high,” Hrdinova said. “But the prices have gone down pretty significantly.”


The report shows the price of a gram of medical marijuana in Ohio cost $8.99 in July, down from $10.85 a year earlier and nearly $17 per gram in February 2019, shortly after the program began.

Medical marijuana is cheaper in Ohio than in Pennsylvania. But it’s more than twice as expensive as medical marijuana in Michigan, where it can be purchased for $3.91 a gram – $5.08 a gram less than it costs in Ohio.

Michigan’s prices could increase and stabilize, as some dispensaries have shuttered because they cannot make a profit at the current prices.

“There is a happy medium. Is Ohio pricing still to high? I don’t know,” Hrdinova said. “Is Michigan pricing too low? From what different farmers have said, they’re approaching the point where they simply can’t make money and will have to exit the industry.”

At the most exact Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency meeting, regulators asked industry insiders to talk about whether marijuana supply has exceeded demand, and whether it’s time to impose a moratorium on new licenses.

Most of the business owners at the meeting represented small cultivation companies and said they want a moratorium, at least temporarily, on new licenses. They said large, multi-state growers are driving down prices. Michigan’s marijuana regulators haven’t made any final decisions yet about a moratorium.

But Matt Close, executive director of the Ohio Medical Cannabis Industry Association, said that comparing Michigan and Ohio is unfair. Michigan offers recreational marijuana as well, and its medical program is older than Ohio’s.

“Right now, Ohio’s pricing is similar or comparable to other states with similar regulatory programs,” Close said. “I and my association look forward to seeing what happens when the 70-plus new dispensaries come on board. Right now we have people traveling an hour to get their medicine and waiting an hour in line to get their medicine. New retail, we believe, will affect pricing in a positive way for patients.”

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy on May 16 announced 70 new provisional dispensary licenses across the state, after a study showed many Ohioans are traveling far from their homes to get to a dispensary. When the dispensaries open for business, there will be over 130 dispensaries in the state. The dispensaries have until February to build out their space.

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