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DOJ/DEA RIN: 1117-AB56 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Improving Efficiency of Long Term Care Facilities Through DEA Registration 

DEA is considering the revision of regulations relating to the dispensing and disposal of controlled substances in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCFs).  In particular, DEA is considering whether LTCFs should become DEA registrants.  The rule also will solicit comments regarding the clarification of certain definitions and proposals to change the name of several terms, including changing of the name of the term LTCF to Long Term Care Facility-Hospital (LTCFH).  DEA is considering a proposal that LTCFHs utilize chart/medication orders instead of the current prescription process.  DEA also is considering the introduction of a more streamlined relationship between pharmacies and LTCFHs, including reporting requirements with respect to nurses authorized and certified to transmit and communicate controlled substance chart orders to pharmacies.  The rule also will solicit comments on a proposal to clarify the status of ADS machines and Emergency Kits within the regulations.  In addition, the rule will consider revisions addressing the use of "one-to-one” agency agreements between individual practitioners and nurses.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1300    21 CFR 1301    21 CFR 1304    21 CFR 1306   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 802    21 U.S.C. 822    21 U.S.C. 823    21 U.S.C. 824    21 U.S.C. 827    21 U.S.C. 829   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  08/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Scott A. Brinks
Section Chief, Regulatory Drafting and Support Section, Diversion Control Division
Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration
8701 Morrissette Drive,
Springfield, VA 22152
Phone:571 362-8209