Nov 17 -- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is issuing this advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to obtain further information regarding the practice of telepharmacy. Telepharmacy is not specifically defined by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) or DEA regulations; however, to the extent telepharmacies dispense controlled substances, they are under the purview of the CSA and DEA. DEA is considering promulgating regulations regarding telepharmacy and seeks to be fully informed about the practice, industry, and state regulation of telepharmacy. Electronic comments must be submitted, and written comments must be postmarked, on or before January 18, 2022.
DEA is soliciting information from the state regulatory authorities, national and professional associations, industry, telepharmacy vendors and servicers, and the general public so that DEA may obtain a better understanding of telepharmacy and how it is currently working. DEA seeks to promulgate requirements for telepharmacies in light of the growth of this telehealth service nationwide, particularly in how they dispense controlled substances.
FR notice requesting information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/17/2021-24948/regulation-of-telepharmacy-practice