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The Special Registration for Telemedicine: In Brief

Description
Describes changes to the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) authorizing special registration for telemedicine to increase access to healthcare providers that can prescribe controlled substances using telemedicine, with the goal of helping address the opioid crisis and shortage of mental health providers. Outlines the seven categories for the practice of telemedicine under the authority of the CSA. The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to publish the related proposed rule to finalize the registration process and procedures.
Date
12/2018
Type
Document
Organization
Congressional Research Service
Tagged as
Access · Illicit drug use · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Policy · Prescription drug abuse · Substance abuse · Telehealth · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention