Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality
Drug Control Program
Board of Registration in Pharmacy
Bureau of Health Professions Licensure
|Referenced Sources:||105 CMR 150.00: Standards for long-term care facilities|
This letter is jointly issued by the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality, and the Drug Control Program and Board of Registration in Pharmacy, through the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure. Attached to this letter is a copy of the revised list of controlled substances in Schedules II-V that Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) are permitted to store on their premises in a locked Emergency Kit. This letter supersedes Circular Letter DHCQ L06-10-467, issued on October 18, 2006.
This policy change is made in response to the need for flexibility by LTCFs to tailor Emergency Kits to increasingly acute resident populations, especially upon admission, without sacrificing the safety and security of medications from misuse and diversion.