Cannabis For Children- Treatment Outline
We must challenge our medical researchers and our governments to provide us with honest information about cannabis-related medicines; it's risks and benefits. We should not create any division of humanity as we gain an understanding of cannabis treatments. ~CFC Founder~
It's okay to ask to have a qualified medical professional present during cannabis treatments. Cannabis can have a negative effect on developing brains. Some medications may weaken or intensify the effects of cannabis.
A qualified physician must approve any use of medical cannabis with children.
We understand the challenges many families face in caring for a severely ill individuals. We've designed this outline because we want you to know "We Hear You."
For the purpose of this organization, we refer to children as anyone under the age of 18 or under managed care by a representative.
1). Routinely scheduled medical visits and health monitoring must be required for all individuals under the age of 18 with preexisting health impairments who are receiving managed health care involving cannabis or cannabis-related treatments. This also includes disabled adults.
2). An individual; their caregiver and/or representative must approve in writing a managed care plan outlining their treatment and objectives. This plan of care should be reviewed by all the care plan team members and updated every 60 days or as recommended by a physician.
3). All available family members; service organizations, educators and medical providers must be provided a copy of the individual's care plan and they must be included in the individual's plan of care.
4). A complete health record and history including diagnosis, symptoms, medications, treatments, equipment, allergies and emergency contacts must be kept on all individuals. All individuals and their representatives are encouraged to obtain and maintain all medical records related to an individual's care.
5). All health care providers and non-profit/social service agencies must treat an individual equally to those not being treated with cannabis-related products.
6). An individual, their caregiver and/or representative must approve in writing any alternative treatments or changes not previously outlined in the individual's care plan.
7). An individual's medical information; including medications and emergency contacts must be carried or worn on the individual at all times. All transportation services must be made aware of an individual's health condition(s) and provided emergency information if the
individual is not accompanied by a representative/caregiver during transport.
8). All medical and service providers must provide their educational background; work history and all certifications to the individual; their care provider and/or representative upon request.
9). No individual can be excluded from participating in activities otherwise enjoyed by individuals; based solely on receiving cannabis-related medical treatments. Special adaptations must be provided when possible to allow an individual to actively participate.
10). All concerns related to the cannabis treatment of an individual must be made in writing and provided to the individual; their representative and all managed care team members.
11). Any medical or mental health changes must be immediately reported to the individual; their caregiver and/or representative and all managed care team members.
12). A resource list of local and government agencies must be provided to the individual; their care provider and/or their representative. These resources must be updated annually and provided in writing to the individual.
13). All managed care team members must be made aware of any passive restraint techniques that may be applied to an individual. These techniques must be clearly outlined in the individual's plan of care. All applications of any form of restraint must be documented in writing and include the date, time, location and length of restraint. This report must also include all persons involved or witnessing the behavior which required restraining of the individual.
14). An individual must be provided with an environment that supports and encourages their overall well being. This environment should include items of various colors, shapes, sizes, textures, and movements. Activities should also include art, music, and dance as positive reinforcement and growth. All activities must be specific to the individual's needs and abilities.
15). All managed care team members must agree to notify each other immediately if there is any change to an individual's treatment or care plan.
16). No care plan team members can be added or removed from an individual's managed care plan without the approval of the individual and/or their representative.
17). Any member of an individual's managed care plan may make recommendations or suggestions to improve the care of an individual. An individual and/or their representative may submit a written request for any additional services/treatments not otherwise addressed in their current managed care plan.
18). An individual and/or their representative must be verbally informed and given a written copy of any treatments prior to receiving the treatment care.
19). All individual's information must be kept confidential unless otherwise outlined in the managed care plan or as emergency care provides by law.
20). An individual and/or their representative have the right to refuse any nonlife saving treatments or recommendations made by medical and other professionals.
21). An individual's managed care plan should be reviewed every 30 days and all changes reported it writing to every team member listed on the individual's managed care plan.
22). An individual must be provided with a support system as part of the managed care plan. These supports must include all persons interacting with or on behalf of the individual.
23). An individual's current managed care plan must be made available to the individual; their representative and all managed care team members.
24). Any specialized dietary or food restrictions must be included in the individual's plan of care. Other issues of comfort, such as attire or fabric restrictions, scents, and sounds must also be considered on the individual's plan of care.
25). An individual's preferences must be the primary consideration when developing an individual's managed care plan. For example, sleep schedules, outdoor or indoor activities, quiet space or active space, light areas or dim areas, temperature, etc.
26). Special consideration must also be given to an individual's religious and/or spiritual preferences when developing their managed care plan.
This is a brief Standard of Treatment outline developed by the Cannabis For Children Organization for 2019. This is for suggestive use only and may be updated at any time.
Cannabis For Children is an outreach organization on-file within the State of Ohio. We appreciate all those who contribute to making cannabis treatments possible.