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H.R. 1492: Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1492 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 1492 would amend the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to authorize a mobile medical practitioner to transport and administer controlled substances to patients outside of the State in which they are registered, and at locations other than a principal place of business or professional practice. In order to do so, the practitioner would need to have a separate registration issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and meet a number of conditions, including being licensed and registered, and limiting the time of transport of any substances to not more than 72 hours. Any unused substances would have to be returned and the practitioner must maintain records of the transporting and administering of substances.

The CSA currently prohibits the transportation and administration of controlled substances away from the location registered with DEA. Therefore, the statute does not permit registered practitioners with inherently mobile practices, such as emergency medical services personnel traveling to a disaster area, to transport and administer pain or anti-seizure medication. This legislation would establish a separate registration process at DEA to authorize such transportation and administration while providing for appropriate oversight.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


All Votes R D
Yea 96%
Nay 0%
Not Voting 3%

Date: Jul 12, 2017

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed


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