I asked perplexity.ai about the DEA statutory authority under CSA

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Does the DEA have any statutory authority to establish medical standard of care and best practices under the controlled substance act?

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) does not have statutory authority to establish medical standards of care and best practices under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The DEA’s role under the CSA primarily involves the regulation and enforcement of controlled substances, including their scheduling based on factors such as potential for abuse, medical use, and safety or dependence liability[1][2].

The CSA outlines a collaborative process where the DEA works with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to evaluate and recommend the scheduling of substances. This process involves scientific and medical evaluations conducted by HHS, which includes input from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other relevant bodies[1][2]. However, the DEA’s responsibilities do not extend to setting medical standards of care or best practices, which are typically within the purview of medical and health organizations.

In summary, while the DEA plays a crucial role in regulating controlled substances and enforcing the CSA, it does not have the authority to establish medical standards of care and best practices. This responsibility lies with medical and health authorities, such as HHS and the FDA.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controlled_Substances_Act
[2] https://www.dea.gov/drug-information/csa
[3] https://sgp.fas.org/crs/misc/R45948.pdf

One Response

  1. Amen,thus why breaking law 42-1395 is obviously illegal and why it was written into law,,,so the DEA did NOT abuse it authority as they are now!!Where the hell are any attorneys with-out a black heart,,ie does thier job solely for $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$,,mary

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