Drug Enforcement Administration
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care continues to work to address the nurse as agent of the prescriber in long-term care facilities. This page contains information and resources pertaining to AMDA’s work on the issue and resources to ensure proper controlled substances prescribing in long-term care under the Drug Enforcement Administration’s regulations.
Medical societies seeking to ensure compassionate and high quality care for long term care patients joined together to develop a "Tip Sheet on Prescribing for Controlled Substances in Long Term Care." The document is designed to assist physicians and other prescribers in their efforts to ensure proper controlled substances prescribing in long term care, and deal with aggressive enforcement actions by Drug Enforcement Administration agents. View Tip Sheet.