H.R.4365 - Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 01/12/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 114-804|
|Latest Action:||11/15/2016 Received in the Senate. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4365 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/12/2016)
Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016
This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration to register an emergency medical services (EMS) agency as an entity authorized to dispense controlled substances, instead of registering the individual practitioners or medical directors of the agency.
A registered EMS agency must be overseen by one or more medical directors.
The bill specifies that an EMS practitioner who is employed by a registered EMS agency may administer controlled substances under a standing order issued by a medical director. The standing order does not have to be specific to an individual patient.