In light of the opioid epidemic, environmental concern over medication in waterways and confusing and sometimes conflicting DEA and EPA regulations, Practice Greenhealth formed a controlled substances work group to develop a guidance document helping health care facilities properly and legally manage controlled substances within the facility. The flow chart leads the facility through the steps to ensure legal and safe handling of controlled substances. While this is a regulatory requirement, the guidance document helps facilitate implementation of legal and safe practices.
Best practices for disposal of controlled substances
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