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Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016

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A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to the provision of emergency medical services.

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05/16/2016Introduced in Senate

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05/16/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions05/16/2016 Referred to

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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.