“The Little Bill That Could (Save EMS)”

What would Americans do if federal law compromised how and how quickly paramedics can treat them or their child in a medical emergency? Thanks to an increasingly outspoken group of emergency physicians and bipartisan congressional collaboration, the bill that today became law ensures that they will never have to find out. Yet this victory is […]

Congresses Passed EMS DEA Bill – HR 304

The U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee issued the following release on November 2, 2017: WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 304, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act, by unanimous consent. H.R. 304 will improve the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration process for emergency medical services (EMS) agencies, and clarify […]

New Fentanyl Guide for First Responders

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration recently released a guide on fentanyl for first responders.  Click here to access it: Fentanyl Guide Public Fire EMS June2017

EMS Controlled Substance Relief Bill Filed in Congress – HR 4365

Congressman Richard Hudson (R-North Carolina) introduced the “Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016,” which would update the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it relates to EMS activity.  Some Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) offices have provided conflicting interpretation of the CSA as it relates to EMS activity, and H.R. 4365 would attempt to provide […]