University of British Columbia
Dr. Farnan has worked in the field of addiction medicine and occupational medicine for more than twenty-five years. As well as being a member of the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada, he is Board certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine. He is a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Farnan’s consulting with employers and unions has involved developing and delivering programs to assist employees minimize disability associated with addiction and other complex medical conditions. He has provided independent medical assessment and treatment recommendations for thousands of individuals with addictive disorders, especially those involved in safety sensitive work. He has a particular interest in the interface between workplace safety and impairment at work as a result of prescribed medications and other drugs such as cannabis.
While encouraging stay at work and return to work endeavours, North American workplaces are also faced with increasing challenges when it comes to rising marijuana use by employees. There are those who believe that marijuana has a great capacity to cure most medical conditions and others who believe that legislation allowing for the legalization of […]