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H.R. 304: Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 304 amends the Controlled Substances Act to ensure that paramedics and other emergency medical services (EMS) professionals are able to continue to administer controlled substances, such as pain narcotics and anti-seizure medications, pursuant to standing or verbal orders when authorized by State law. Further, the bill specifies that EMS agencies are permitted to have one DEA registration, rather than having separate registrations for each EMS location, so long as certain requirements are met relating to the transportation and storage of controlled substances are met.

Sponsor and status

Richard Hudson

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 3, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Jan 5, 2017

Status:

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Nov 2, 2017

This bill was passed by Congress on November 2, 2017 and goes to the President next.

Prognosis:

93% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 5, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 9, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 24, 2017
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 2, 2017
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 304 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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