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Medical marijuana card and background checks ?


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maxpower10

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I work for a health insurance company and live in California. I want to get my mm card but I’m a bit concerned it will show up on my criminal background check. I have worked for the company for over 3 years. I passed a drug test and criminal background check when I was first hired. If I where to get a mm card using only my license and not providing any of my health insurance info would it show up in my background check?. Recently they notified us that they would run a criminal background check on all employees yearly. I’m a little hesitant to get my mm card because of this. Since they are a health insurance company could they access my medical records?. Any suggestions?

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Probably not - the records that you have a MMJ recommendation are only kept in your recommending doctor's office - UNLESS you get stopped by LEO and have to go to court, then it becomes public knowledge, and I'm not sure how deep your background check will go, but it's possible that it could show up under those circumstances.


Otherwise, HIPPA covers you, as your patient status is protected information.

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my wife has worked in the "real" medical field her entire adult life. i was a caregiver and budtender, involved in the Los Angeles MMJ community for a few years up until 2009. i can Without a shadow of a doubt tell you that it wont show up. its not criminal. and you are forgetting the biggest thing here. DOCTOR-PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY. your medical record isnt on display for employers to rummage through.

i hope this may help you in your search for answers.

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Medical records are private, but companies can be sneaky and find loop holes in things...




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