DEA Announces Proposed Rules for Permanent Telemedicine Flexibilities

Published: 02/28/2023

  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Assisted Living,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient,
  • Hospice,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued proposed permanent rules for the prescribing of controlled medications via telemedicine, expanding patient access to critical therapies beyond the scheduled end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The proposed rules – developed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and in close coordination with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – propose to extend many of the flexibilities adopted during the public health emergen

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