The Department of Justice recently published its list of proposed regulatory actions for the near and long term. It appears that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) Regulatory Drafting and Support Section is going to have a busy year. The Unified Agenda indicates several potential regulatory changes are in store for the coming year, some of which may have significant impact on the regulated community.
A few highlights:
- Updates to the suspicious order regulation have been delayed to at least February 2019.
- DEA will provide guidance for Emergency Medical Services wishing to handle controlled substances.
- After more than nine years, DEA is finally implementing regulations regarding the practice of telemedicine, as required by Congress in the Ryan Haight Act.
- Guidance is forthcoming regarding the partial filling of prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances as a result of related provisions in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016.
- It appears that additional (and significant changes) will be coming to DEA’s quota process.
- DEA is getting rid of the carbon copy 222 form! (for those too young to understand the concept of carbon copies, click here)
Below are links to each notification and a summary taken directly from the related Abstract.
Stay tuned. We will provide updates as they become available.