SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Opens Federal Door for Hospices to Dispose of Controlled Substances

In September 2014 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued final regulations implementing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010   in which the agency clarified  (for the firs time) that hospices were prohibited from disposing or assisting in the disposal of controlled substances for hospice patients unless there was a state law granting authority…