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§ 427.14b. Credentials required for employees to work in licensed medical marijuana business

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and SafetyEffective: November 1, 2022

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 15. Narcotic Drugs
Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act
Effective: November 1, 2022
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 427.14b
§ 427.14b. Credentials required for employees to work in licensed medical marijuana business
A. Beginning January 1, 2024, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority shall require employees of a medical marijuana business licensee to apply for and receive a credential authorizing the employee to work in a licensed medical marijuana business.
B. The Authority may contract with one or more third-party vendors to provide the credentialing services necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
C. The Authority shall determine the services to be provided by such third-party vendor and shall establish costs and prices. If contracted for credentialing services, a third-party vendor shall on behalf of the Authority conduct the background checks and verify eligibility and suitability for any employees of a medical marijuana business license holder to obtain a credential.
D. Upon successful completion by the third-party vendor of the statutorily required background checks and verification of eligibility and suitability for an employee, the third-party vendor shall issue a credential to the employee. The results of background checks and verifications shall be provided to the Authority by the third-party vendor.
E. If the third-party vendor determines that an employee of a medical marijuana business holder does not meet the minimum statutory requirements for a credential, the applicant or employee shall have no recourse against the third-party vendor but may appeal such adverse determination to the Authority.
F. The third-party vendor shall not be civilly liable to an applicant, licensee, or employee of a licensee for any acts taken in good-faith compliance with the provisions of Section 420 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act and the rules promulgated by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.
G. The Executive Director of the Authority may promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section.

Credits

Laws 2022, c. 328, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2022.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 427.14b, OK ST T. 63 § 427.14b
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 329 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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