Controlled Substances & Emergency Response Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions [open pdf - 987KB]
From the Document: "The regulatory landscape around controlled substances is complex and evolving. A myriad of healthcare and public stakeholders are engaged in this field across the spectrum of care, including insurance providers, clinicians, pharmacists, mental health professionals, regulatory bodies such as the Drug Enforcement Agency, and more. During disasters, complexity increases for patients and providers alike, with requirements of transporting, dispensing, refilling, and administering controlled substances frequently taking on a new sense of urgency or manifesting in new ways. These factors affect access to new or continued treatment for patients during a disaster."
Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE): https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/