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ENA Thanks House for Passage of H.R. 304, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act

November 3, 2017 News
DES PLAINES, Ill. (November 3, 2017) – The Emergency Nurses Association applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act yesterday. H.R. 304 will ensure emergency medical services (EMS) agencies can continue to use standing orders to administer controlled substances when treating patients who require emergency care. 

Absent Congressional action, the well-established practice of using standing orders by EMS agencies will be endangered and as a result, patients may lose access to life-saving medications in emergency situations. Standing orders are pre-set protocols which EMS practitioners follow in the delivery of emergency care. 

This important bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and in the Senate by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO). The bill now will be sent to President Trump for his signature.

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ENA Thanks House for Passage of H.R. 304, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act

November 3, 2017 News
DES PLAINES, Ill. (November 3, 2017) – The Emergency Nurses Association applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act yesterday. H.R. 304 will ensure emergency medical services (EMS) agencies can continue to use standing orders to administer controlled substances when treating patients who require emergency care. 

Absent Congressional action, the well-established practice of using standing orders by EMS agencies will be endangered and as a result, patients may lose access to life-saving medications in emergency situations. Standing orders are pre-set protocols which EMS practitioners follow in the delivery of emergency care. 

This important bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and in the Senate by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO). The bill now will be sent to President Trump for his signature.

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ENA Thanks House for Passage of H.R. 304, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act

November 3, 2017 News
DES PLAINES, Ill. (November 3, 2017) – The Emergency Nurses Association applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act yesterday. H.R. 304 will ensure emergency medical services (EMS) agencies can continue to use standing orders to administer controlled substances when treating patients who require emergency care. 

Absent Congressional action, the well-established practice of using standing orders by EMS agencies will be endangered and as a result, patients may lose access to life-saving medications in emergency situations. Standing orders are pre-set protocols which EMS practitioners follow in the delivery of emergency care. 

This important bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and in the Senate by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO). The bill now will be sent to President Trump for his signature.

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ENA Thanks House for Passage of H.R. 304, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act

November 3, 2017 News
DES PLAINES, Ill. (November 3, 2017) – The Emergency Nurses Association applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act yesterday. H.R. 304 will ensure emergency medical services (EMS) agencies can continue to use standing orders to administer controlled substances when treating patients who require emergency care. 

Absent Congressional action, the well-established practice of using standing orders by EMS agencies will be endangered and as a result, patients may lose access to life-saving medications in emergency situations. Standing orders are pre-set protocols which EMS practitioners follow in the delivery of emergency care. 

This important bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and in the Senate by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO). The bill now will be sent to President Trump for his signature.

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ENA Media Contact:

Marie Grimaldi
Director, Communications & PR
847.460.4080
marie.grimaldi@ena.org

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Seamus Riley
Communications & PR Specialist
847.460.4022
seamus.riley@ena.org

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