About the bill
H.R. 5041 would permit certain licensed employees of hospice programs to dispose controlled substances onsite after a patient’s death.
In recent years, the diversion of unused opioids used to treat patients under in-home hospice care has become an increasingly significant problem. While the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) encourages hospice staff to assist families to destroy leftover medications, agency regulations forbid hospice personnel from disposing of the medication themselves unless authorized by state law. The bill enables certain hospice employees the ability to dispose of these drugs and requires ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 4 pages
H.R. 5041 is a bill in the United States Congress.
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