December 1, 2022
The Honorable Anne Milgram
Drug Enforcement Administration
800 K Street N.W., Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20001
Re: Request for Release of Special Registration for Telemedicine Regulation
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations; our clinician partners — including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers; and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups, the American Hospital Association (AHA) appreciates the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA’s) continued efforts to support the safe prescribing of medically necessary controlled substances via telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).