Summary: S.2932 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.2932. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/16/2016)

Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016

This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 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. An EMS agency must keep the standing order on file and make it available to the DEA upon request.