DEA: Doctors May Continue Remotely Prescribing Controlled Substances

By Beth Wang / March 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Health care practitioners who are registered to prescribe controlled substances may continue to issue prescriptions to patients via telemedicine for as long as the public health emergency declaration for COVID-19 is in effect, the Drug Enforcement Administration wrote in an email Friday (March 20). Since coronavirus was declared a public health emergency declaration in January, DEA has worked with HHS to allow DEA-registered practitioners to issue prescriptions for controlled substances to patients even when those patients haven’t been evaluated in-person...

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