Driving assessment of clients taking medical marijuana
22-Jan-2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Eastern Standard Time

Driving assessment of clients taking medical marijuana

Register by Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time)

Presenter: Nellemarie Hyde

Cannabis has been legal for medical use in Canada since 2001, following which an increasing number of clients report taking it to relieve a variety of symptoms. However, symptom relief and intoxication are not mutually exclusive, and resultantly some clients become “high” when taking cannabis to relieve symptoms.  This webinar will assist occupational therapists conducting driving assessments in determining if a client’s medical conditions or use of cannabis is impairing their driving ability, while observing them behind the wheel. The ethical, professional and legal perspectives of taking clients on road while taking medical cannabis will be explored during this webinar.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

  1. Identify the intended and side effects of cannabis as a psychotropic medication.
  2. Understand the role of occupational therapists in determining impairment on road.
  3. Identify the professional standards, ethics and laws within which an OT must practice when assessing clients taking medical marijuana while driving.

Intermediate (3-5 years of experience in this specific practice or topic area)
Areas of practice
Cognitive, Neurological/ Neuromuscular, Medical/ Legal

Client age groups
Adolescents (13-19 years old), Adults (20-64 years old), Seniors (65+ years old)


Registration fees

Interested in many upcoming Practice Evidence Webinars? Purchase a bundle and save an additional 20-75% off

Individual registration (for one individual person): $50 for CAOT members / $95 for non-members (plus applicable taxes)

Group registration (for groups of up to 25 people, participating from up to 3 sites/computers): $250 for CAOT members / $475 for non-members (plus applicable taxes)

Cancellation/refund policy

All cancellation/refund requests must be sent in writing to education@caot.ca. Cancellation requests received prior to the registration deadline will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline. If you are unable to attend the Webinar live, all webinars are recorded (unless there are exceptional technical difficulties) and registrants receive access to the recording following the Webinar.

CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify all events. If a Practice Evidence Webinar is cancelled by CAOT, you will receive an adjustment on your bundle.

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