According to ADHS Director Will Humble, the most important name in your application will be that of the medical director. This is because Mr. Humble sees the long-term success of Prop 203 depending more upon the actions of the medical community than any other factor.
With those thoughts in mind, choosing the right medical director becomes of paramount importance. Unfortunately, however, the ADHS mandate that the director be “available” during dispensary business hours complicates the hiring process by considerably shrinking the available talent pool.
Another issue impacting the hiring process is medical malpractice insurance. Doctors with current practices already have policies, including those working part-time. Those willing to come out of retirement to serve a dispensary or disensaries only need coverage for the limited services they will be providing.
Fortunately there are flexible, cost-effective options. For those with active practices there is no need to completely change policies – instead, separate, MMJ specific policies can be obtained that essentially supplement the coverage they already have. The same goes for the semi-retired.
Retired doctors coming back to work can find medical malpractice policies that cover just the activities they list on the application. In all cases the premium costs are quite modest.
Don’t let concerns about obtaining reasonably-priced medical malpractice insurance keep you from finding the doctor or doctors you need to make your application shine with ADHS.
For further information or to receive a quote, I can be reached at www.PremierDispensaryInsurance.com