Medical Marijuana in Missouri: What Hospitals Need to Know

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Wednesday, Nov. 13

Columbia Courtyard by Marriott
3301 LeMone Industrial Blvd.
Columbia, Mo.

Register on or before Sunday, Nov. 10.

This seminar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation. This webinar also is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs on Dec. 17, 2018.


CEOs, CMOs, legal counsel, human resource managers, and compliance and risk managers


Missouri joined 31 other states last November when voters approved Amendment 2 legalizing medical marijuana. Now, the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications from individuals for their own use, as well as to qualify to become growers, cultivators and dispensaries. This means that patients and visitors soon could be arriving at hospital doors legally possessing medical marijuana, and your employees also could legally be using or under the influence. Now is the time to determine policies and decide how your hospital will handle medical marijuana.

Join us to hear an update from DHSS, learn from experts in the field, and reflect on the story of a Minnesota hospital that created, implemented and continually evaluates its own medical marijuana policies.


8 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. — Welcome

8:45 a.m. — Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Law
Randall Williams, M.D., FACOG
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Jefferson City

Lyndall Fraker
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation
Jefferson City

10:30 a.m. — Break

10:45 a.m. — Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
Paula M. Montgomery
Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, Minn.

Laura M. Jordan
Thompson Coburn LLP
St. Louis

12:15 p.m. — Lunch (provided)

1 p.m. — Drug Testing: Trends, FAQs and Best Practices
Mickey Moore
Tomo Drug Testing
Springfield, Mo.

Angela Garrison
Tomo Drug Testing
Springfield, Mo.

2:15 p.m. — Break

2:30 p.m. — Medical Marijuana in the Patient
Paula M. Montgomery
Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, Minn.

3 p.m. — Medical Marijuana in Hospitals: Scenarios and Q&A
Moderator: Jane Drummond
General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

Lyndall Fraker
Angela Garrison
Laura M. Jordan
Paula Montgomery

4:15 p.m. — Adjournment


Jane Drummond joined MHA in 2014 as the general counsel and vice president of legal affairs. Drummond provides a full range of legal support to MHA, its related organizations and boards. Her duties include health care compliance, corporate advice and judicial advocacy. Drummond also serves as liaison to a variety of legal professional groups involved in health care law and policy.

Drummond graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2001. Since then, she has largely worked in the public policy arena, while gaining additional experience in private practice. She began her legal career as a health and employment law associate at Husch and Eppenberger (now Husch Blackwell). Based on her health law experience, she was appointed to the position of general counsel for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services under Gov. Matt Blunt. Drummond later served in that same capacity in the governor’s office. In 2007, Gov. Blunt appointed her to serve as the director of DHSS, a cabinet-level position, which she held through the end of the Blunt administration.

Drummond reentered private practice in 2009, joining the Jefferson City firm of Schreimann, Rackers, Francka & Blunt. While there, she focused on employment-related services and litigation, largely for public entities.

Lyndall Fraker completed his 4th and final term as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives in early January 2019. He was first elected in 2010 and served as chairman of the Financial Institutions, Local Government and Utility Infrastructure committees. Prior to his election to the House, he was elected Northern Commissioner of Webster County after completing a 17-year career in Wal-Mart management.

Angela Garrison is president of Tomo Drug Testing. She leads a team of 140 employees in three states and ensures company alignment while managing strategic growth. Also serving as vice president of operations, she is responsible for the quality and integrity of more than 250,000 drug screens collected at Tomo each year. Before joining Tomo, Garrison spent more than 10 years in health care communications serving the media relations and research and development departments at St. John’s Mercy Springfield, as well as assisting with the launch of an antimicrobial burn and wound dressing with Ansell Medical.

Laura Jordan is a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP, one of the largest law firms in Missouri. A 1999 graduate of Washington University School of Law, Jordan has represented employers of all sizes throughout the U.S. for 20 years. She provides high-level strategic human resources counseling to executives and HR managers on the challenging legal questions that crop up during every phase of employment, from hiring and leaves of absence to terminations and any resulting litigation. Jordan has extensive jury trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. She also serves on Thompson Coburn's Management Committee and is Chair of the firm's Women's Initiative.

Paula M. Montgomery is the vice president of legal affairs and general counsel at Gillette Children’s Specialty Care, a nationally recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals who have disabilities and complex medical conditions. At Gillette, she oversee the legal, compliance and risk management functions. Montgomery is active in the Minnesota Hospital Association, Children’s Hospital Association, American Health Lawyer’s Association and several risk management groups.

Mickey Moore is the owner and CEO of Tomo Drug Testing where he led a multistate expansion from 15 to 150 employees; broadened the client base by industry, size and geographic location; invested in infrastructure; and adopted a companywide operating system to facilitate client- and growth-related needs.

Moore has 10 years of experience leading community health and medical research efforts at Mercy-St. John’s Health System, now Mercy Hospital Springfield, in Springfield, Mo. During that time, he managed pharmaceutical research trials.

Dr. Randall Williams is an obstetrician and gynecologist. He was appointed as the cabinet director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and subsequently was unanimously confirmed by the Missouri Senate on March 9, 2017. He believes a fundamental tenet of effective leadership is to be readily available and accessible. Dr. Williams has visited all of Missouri’s 115 counties to listen and learn from all of Missouri’s citizens. His efforts to improve the health of Missourians extend from the capital to the classroom: In spring 2018, he co-taught a course in public service, government and public health for the University of Missouri’s Master of Public Health program. Dr. Williams was selected by peers and presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, which for the last 75 years has advocated for and been a leader in public health. According to available records, he is the first Missourian to serve in this capacity for ASTHO. In 2019, Dr. Williams was appointed as chair of the Public Health Preparedness Policy Committee of ASTHO. The committee provides a critical link with senior leadership of key federal agencies and programs in the preparedness, response, recovery and community resilience space.