Senate Bill 916
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Ensuring Patient Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatments Act of 2018
Active
Amendments
Active
Passed Senate on May 23, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 24, 2017
Latest Action
May 25, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
916
Congress
115
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Louisiana
Minnesota
Minnesota
Arkansas
Missouri
North Dakota
North Dakota
Rhode Island
Washington
Passed
May 23, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S2882-2884)
Summary

Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017

This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to register an emergency medical services (EMS) agency to administer controlled substances if the agency submits an application demonstrating that it is authorized to conduct such activity in the state in which the agency practices. The DEA may deny an application if it determines that the registration is inconsistent with the public interest.

An EMS agency may obtain a single registration in each state instead of a separate registration for each location.

A registered EMS agency may deliver, store, and receive controlled substances, subject to specified conditions.

An EMS professional of a registered EMS agency may administer controlled substances in schedules II, III, IV, or V outside the physical presence of a medical director if such administration is authorized under state law and pursuant to a standing or verbal order, subject to specified conditions.

The bill specifies that a hospital-based EMS agency (i.e., an EMS agency owned or operated by a hospital) may continue to administer controlled substances under the hospital's DEA registration.

A pharmacy may deliver a controlled substance to an administering practitioner in accordance with this bill's requirements, subject to specified conditions.

Text (3)
Amendments (2)
May 23, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2268
To amend the title.
Agreed To
May 23, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2267
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Actions (12)
05/25/2018
Held at the desk.
05/25/2018
Received in the House.
05/24/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
05/23/2018
Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2882-2884)
05/23/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S2882-2884)
05/23/2018
The committee substitute withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
05/23/2018
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S2882-2884)
05/01/2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 46.
05/01/2017
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Alexander with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
04/26/2017
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
04/24/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
04/24/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 25, 2017 12:26:56 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:23 PM