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Controlled Substance Policy Posted

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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013 3:59 PM

The following is a memorandum from Dr. Michael Mills, State EMS Medical Director.

DATE: August 22, 2013
TO: All EMS Providers
FROM: Michael Mills, DO State EMS Medical Director
RE: DEA Compliance

We have been working with the DEA for several months constructing a policy that will assist
Agencies to comply with the Federal Rule found in the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 21
C'FR. Part 1300-1399) and the Controlled Substance Act. A policy has been developed and is
now online. The DEA has been extremely generous and helpful in developing this policy. They
plan to give WV EMS Agencies several months to come into compliance. This policy should
provide a framework lo prepare agencies for DEA inspection. DEA expects compliance and will
enforce the federal rule should diversion become an issue.
Compliance with the DEA involves:

  • Understanding the Controlled Substance Act
  • Registering with the DEA
  • Using DEA Form 222 to order medication
  • Storage of medications in compliance with DEA Rules
  • Maintaining an accurate inventory
  • Restricting access to medications
  • Dealing with breakage and spillage
  • Dealing with diversion incidents and using DEA Form 106
  • Using Form 41 and a reverse distributor to dispose of expired drugs

All of this information can be found online at

A PDF of this memo can be viewed here.

The controlled Substance policy can be viewed here.

The DEA Survey can be completed here.

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