Elevate Holistics: Your Choice for Secure, Compliant, Compassionate Cannabis Certifications

June 29, 2020

Elevate Holistics: Your Choice for Secure, Compliant, Compassionate Cannabis Certification

We were recently deeply disturbed to find out that 600 patients seeking medical marijuana (MMJ) certification had paperwork signed by a fake doctor in Missouri. In a mid-June press release, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) — the department in charge of the MO MMJ program — shared some of the details of this ongoing investigation.

What this means is that 600 patients received MMJ licenses by submitting physician certification forms with unauthorized signatures. Even though there is no evidence to show that the patients affected knew about the deception, their certifications are not valid.

Patients impacted by these fraudulent services will receive notification from the DHSS and will be allowed 30 days to resubmit a valid physician certification.

Elevate understands the demoralizing effect this will have on those patients who are victims of this fraud. There are already too many hoops to jump through to simply gain access to this now legalized medicine.

If you are a patient negatively affected by this doctor, please reach out to support@elevate-holistics.com or 660.205.2215, and we'll gladly get you recertified for free.

Elevate Holistics for Safe, Compassionate Certification

We aspire to live up to our name. In the medical cannabis industry, businesses must be patient-focused. That means security, compliance, and compassion for every patient. We’ve taken this a step further by making our process convenient and easy to use, because there should be no undue burden on patients seeking medical cannabis relief.

At Elevate Holistics, we are real doctors, specializing in cannabis, licensed to practice in Missouri and Oklahoma. Our physician signatures will always be valid. Always.

Elevate utilizes the most compliant system of any online clinic. We have 256-bit encryption and follow all HIPAA guidelines in terms of user auditing, versioning, and database encryption. 

If major players in the space are still emailing certifications, how many others out there are failing patients to some degree? This is an obvious breach. Emailing your social security number and other personal medical information is not secure. There’s a better, safer way.

At Elevate, patients have their own profiles and download important information from a secure patient dashboard. Because we use encryption and adhere to HIPAA guidelines, you can be sure your information is safe and secure.

While the burden should not be on the patient to make MMJ services accountable, there are some helpful questions to ask when approaching a clinic for medical cannabis physician certification …

What to Ask a Clinic:

How do you store my data? Your patient data must be stored in a 256-bit encrypted database that is HIPAA compliant. This is how we store your data at Elevate Holistics.

How do I receive my physician certification? The secure, compliant way to receive your certification is through encrypted email or by downloading it from a secure dashboard that is HIPAA compliant, like ours at Elevate.

Are your patient forms encrypted? Any form you fill out for a clinic online should be encrypted. Elevate’s forms are encrypted to HIPAA standards.

Is your email encrypted? For clinics that exchange patient information through email, encryption is a must!

Choose Elevate. Choose Security and Compassion.

When it comes to getting your MMJ certification, you should not have to choose between quality care, security, and convenience. At Elevate you can get all this and more from one clinic!

Elevate is the obvious choice for anyone who is concerned about security, compliance, and compassionate care.  

Furthermore, we offer follow-up resources like the Cannabis Care Team, high-quality CBD products soon to hit the market, and a security standard like no other online clinic. And we’ve made it our mission to make the process easy. There is no better option than Elevate Holistics to get certified. 

Again, if you're a patient negatively affected by this recent fraudulent doctor in Missouri, please reach out. We'll gladly get you recertified for free.

If you’re ready to get certified with a real, compassionate cannabis physician from the convenience of your home, book your appointment now.