Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act Passes Senate

October 26, 2017

STN is happy to announce that H.R. 304 the “Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017” as introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC-08) has passed the US Senate with an amendment by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA). The bill will be sent back to the House for concurrence before heading to President Trump’s desk. This bipartisan bill that will clarify existing law to allow emergency medical responders to administer controlled substances, such as pain narcotics and anti-seizure medications, under the supervision of a physician. This bill was previously passed in the 114th Congress as H.R. 4365 with the endorsement of the Society of Trauma Nurses.