S.2932 - Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 05/16/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/16/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2932 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
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.