(September 23, 2016) – On September 21, 2016, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved H.R. 4365, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act. The legislation, introduced by Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-8), amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow EMS providers to continue dispensing controlled substances under standing orders. Earlier this year, CFSI’s National Advisory Committee approved a resolution calling on CFSI to endorse the legislation.
Senator Bill Cassidy (LA) introduced companion legislation, S. 2932, in the Senate on May 16, 2016.