Tip Sheet Provides Guidance on Prescribing Controlled Substance in Long-Term Care

Physicians and other prescribers now have better guidance on how to navigate new Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulations related to prescribing controlled substances in long-term care. The American Geriatric Society, in collaboration with the American Medical Directors Association and the American Medical Association, has developed a “Tip Sheet for Prescribing Controlled Substances in Long Term Care.” The guide was developed to help practitioners comply with current law and to provide for more expeditious dispensing of controlled substances to long-term care patients.

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