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Using cannabis oil in Cayman

Using cannabis oil in Cayman

| 24/09/2018 | 3 Comments
I have elderly relatives in the US whose pain issues have been relieved by the use of CBD (cannabidiol) oil. Are we allowed to use it here in the Cayman Islands? If so, what is the process for acquiring it? I also find that there is a general lack of understanding of what CBD oil is, […] [...]

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What does the Transplant Council do?

What does the Transplant Council do?

| 11/09/2018 | 6 Comments
Do you know what the role of the Human Tissue Transplant Council is? Or purpose? Auntie’s answer: I have recently written about organ donation which mentioned the council (see Wants to register as an organ donor). Since that column, Gina Berry has been named the chair and council members have been [...]

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Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

| 29/08/2018 | 61 Comments
Can children enter private or public schools here without vaccinations? Is there a way to be excused? Auntie’s answer: Yes, it is possible to opt out of vaccinations and enrol your child in school in Cayman. You will need to fill out a Statement of Exemption from DES Immunization Policy, which you [...]

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Wants to register as an organ donor

Wants to register as an organ donor

| 31/07/2018 | 5 Comments
I see that organ donation is now possible. How do I get an organ donor’s card? Who will be issuing these? Auntie’s answer: Yes, the Human Tissue Transplant Law, 2013 finally came into force Monday, 31 July 2018. However, the Cayman Islands is not there yet when it comes to donating organs. We ha [...]

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Interested in getting cannabis oil

Interested in getting cannabis oil

| 06/09/2017 | 14 Comments
The FDA just admitted cannabidiol (CBD) is beneficial and it is legal in the US to sell and ship cannabis oil containing CBD. Does anyone on the island sell it? If not, would Cayman customs allow it to be imported? Auntie’s answer: A related question has come up before concerning insurance for tre [...]

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Does Cayman allow organ donation?

Does Cayman allow organ donation?

| 08/08/2017 | 3 Comments
If someone dies suddenly, say in a car wreck, and some of their organs are still viable, is it possible for those organs to be donated to someone in need here in Cayman (or even flown elsewhere)? Auntie’s answer: The simple answer to your question is no, but that will be changing to a yes [&hellip [...]

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Concerned about pesticides sprayed in Cayman

Concerned about pesticides sprayed in Cayman

| 17/07/2017 | 4 Comments
I am concerned as to the safety of what the MRCU (Mosquito Research and Control Unit) are using when they spray to kill mosquitos and its impact on Cayman residents. I assume the liquid adulticides showing on their website are what is being sprayed from the plane. Their website shows two products [...]

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Patient looking for CINICO to cover cannabis oil

Patient looking for CINICO to cover cannabis oil

| 16/07/2017 | 8 Comments
I have a condition that I think may be helped by cannabis oil. However, my health insurance is covered by CINICO and I don’t think any Health Services Authority doctors prescribe it. If a private doctor gives me a prescription, will CINICO pay for it? Auntie’s answer: The good news for you [...]

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Update on Zika cases in Cayman

Update on Zika cases in Cayman

| 25/06/2017 | 12 Comments
Is there any news on the pregnant woman who had contracted Zika last year? Also what are the Zika cases at present? Auntie’s answer: Considering all the concern surrounding the appearance of Zika in Cayman last year, I am glad this question has been submitted, especially as we head into summer. I [...]

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Are doctors obligated to reveal convictions?

Are doctors obligated to reveal convictions?

| 13/02/2017 | 2 Comments
I’ve been wondering if there is a law or regulation that requires medical professionals (especially doctors in private practice) to disclose to patients if they have a pending lawsuit or past convictions? Auntie’s answer: There is a code of conduct for which medical professionals are suppose [...]

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