Early NY ALS License Deadlines For Some Regions

REMAC Has Earlier Deadlines

Last month Lakeshore Volunteer Ambulance laid off eight employees and is now prohibited from providing Advanced Life Support (ALS). Lakeshore Ambulance, which serves the towns of Wolcott, Butler, Victory, and Huron, missed a June 1 deadline for being licensed to possess and administer narcotics. The local Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC), which grants permission in the region for ALS, had the June 1, 2014 deadline for obtaining the license.

The SEMAC Resolution States:

  • The affected ALS EMS agencies, must apply for and be granted the prehospital 03C controlled substance license before May 1, 2015.
  • If an agency does not obtain the prehospital controlled substance license and have the ability to provide these medications to patients, the Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC) will remove the EMS agency’s authorization at the ALS level.
  • Any EMS agency seeking to become a new ALS provider, will have to apply for and hold a 03C license in order to be approved by their REMAC at the advanced level.
  • Required prehospital controlled substance medications include morphine, regionally endorsed benzodiazepines such as diazepam (Valium®), midazolam (Versed®) and other medications and, with Department approval, fentanyl and ketamine.
  • The Bureaus of EMS and Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) are working together to insure that that the DOH component of the license application and site review process will be timely.

To ensure receipt of the Controlled Substance license by May 1, 2015, the latest the Department can receive a completed application will be March 1, 2015.

NY Controlled Substance License Deadline Summary:

NY Controlled Substance Licence must be obtained by May 1, 2015

Application must be received by March 1, 2015

Some regions have deadlines as early as June 1, 2014

MedixSafe fills the Title 10 NYCRR Part 80.136.g.ii requirements needed for the new Controlled Substance application. Contact MedixSafe for more details.

MedixSafe Ships First Overseas Sale

MedixSafe Ships S2 Narcotics Cabinet to United Arab Emirates

Fox News5 Las Vegas
May 31, 2014

Memphis, TN: Earlier this month, MedixSafe shipped an S2 Narcotics Cabinet to the United Arab Emirates. The MedixSafe Biometric S-Series is the most technologically advanced Triple Access security solution for narcotics storage in pharmacies, clinics, ambulance companies, and law enforcement. The S2 Narcotics Cabinet incorporates Biometrics, PIN and/or Proximity Card to gain access. The S2 has two separate compartments, each with their own Triple Access security solution and each compartment is equipped with a 1,000 lb. locking mechanism. MedixSafe technologies provide the highest degree of individual accountability and automated record keeping.

MedixSafe has been producing hi-tech narcotics cabinets since 2009 when a fire commissioner requested a more secure solution for narcotics storage. The M1 was built to meet those specifications. The MedixSafe M1 is the ambulance trades first, simplest dual access security solution, incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads.

MedixSafe now produces 5 different sizes with multiple access choices. The M-Series is the smallest with dimensions – 12W x 14H x 16D. The S-Series is the largest with dimensions 40W x 48H x 29.5D.

Keys or PIN numbers alone are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability for emergency narcotics access. Across the country and the globe, controlled substance inventory loss is having a critical impact on patient care, staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. This has led to new regulatory demands for an access…

For the complete release visit http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/25658126/medixsafe-narcotic-safe-manufacturer-ships-first-overseas-sale

 

Fire 2014, The New York State Association Of Fire Chiefs Fire, Rescue, And EMS Expo

New Compact Narcotics Cabinet Will Debut In June At Fire 2014, The New York State Association Of Fire Chiefs Fire, Rescue, And EMS Expo

The MedixSafe MS will make its debut appearance in June at Fire 2014, the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Fire, Rescue, and EMS expo. The expo will be held June 11-14 at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.

MedixSafe, Leading Narcotics Cabinet Manufacturer Moves to New Larger Facility

Press Release
PR WEB March 31,2014

MedixSafe moving to nearby warehouse for faster production and more storage for large orders.

MedixSafe outgrew their current space at 5455 Crestview Drive and found a larger space across the street at 1619 Bartlett Road. “We are continuing to grow and needed a bigger facility.” -Jim Turner, President/MedixSafe

High Tech Narcotics Cabinets

MedixSafe manufactures high tech narcotic cabinets. MedixSafe incorporates biometric fingerprint scanners, proximity cards and IP based remote management for better narcotics security protocols. While maintaining quick access to emergency medicines, MedixSafe technologies allow for greater accountability and automated recordkeeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations.

MedixSafe currently offers narcotics cabinets in five sizes ranging from small ambulance safes to a large two-door triple access security solution for narcotics storage in pharmacies and clinics.MedixSafe – M1 is the ambulance trade’s first, simplest dual access security solution incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads. The M2 is the ambulance trade’s most technologically advanced triple access security solution incorporating both fingerprint scanners and PIN pads. The MX-series is larger than the M-series with all the same features. For larger need the ClinixSafe is perfect for small pharmacies and clinics. MedixSafe CW is the perfect solution for a wall mount application and the S-series is the largest MedixSafe at 48” x 40” x 29.5”

Location and Date

MedixSafe’s projected move date is May 31, 2014. Remember, same complex but new address;

The current address is at 5455 Crestview Drive Memphis TN 38134.

The new address after May 31, 2014 is 1619 Bartlett Road Memphis TN 38134.

For more information visit medixsafe.com or contact Lindsay McCollum toll-free at 855-MEDIXSAFE.

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MedixSafe Produces New MX-Series Narcotics Cabinet For Ambulance And Emergency Vehicles

Boston Globe – Boston.com
February 28, 2014

MX2 Narcotics Cabinet

MX2 Narcotics Cabinet

MedixSafe MX-series is larger than the M-series with all the same features; Biometrics, PIN, and proximity card. Like the M series. MX technologies allow for individual accountability and automated record keeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations. MedixSafe technologies allow for individual accountability and automated recordkeeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations.

The MX size came from customer demand for an EMS stock safe that was larger than the M1/M2, but not as large as the C1/C2/CW. The MX is 4″ bigger in all directions than the M-Series. The dimensions are 12″W x 14″H x 16″D. All of the rest of the specs are the same as the M-Series. “I took this safe with me to the EMS show in NY last week, and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved this size for a stock narcotics safe.” Lindsay McCollum, MedixSafe – National Sales Manager

MX-series models include: MX1, MX1-HID, MX2, and MX2-HID. The MX2 combines the security and ease of scanning a fingerprint with the power and efficiency of remote network administration – not only enforcing authorized access, but tracing access for unprecedented accountability. Any PC-based computer, with internet access, can be equipped to remotely manage and monitor any number of mobile units. And each unit stores up to 50,000 events and will serve up to 1,500 users.

MX-series narcotic cabinets are made of heavy gauge steel construction with a durable powder coat finish. Each unit comes with pre-drilled holes for bolting to any structurally sound surface and come with a foam-padded insert for added protection of contents.


For more information:

Models –  M1   M2   MX1   MX2    C2   CW   S2


New Wall Mounted Narcotics Cabinets Are Now Available from MedixSafe

SunHerald.com
January 31, 2014

MedixSafe is the leader in narcotics cabinets, safes, and lockers. The new MedixSafe CW is the perfect solution for a wall mount application! The MedixSafe CW is the most technologically advanced triple access wall mount security solution. Like the MedixSafe M2 Narcotics Cabinet, it incorporates Biometrics, PIN and/or Proximity Card to gain access. MedixSafe CW technologies provide the highest degree of individual accountability and automated record keeping in a wall mounted cabinet. Ideal narcotics storage for Paramedics, Nurses, and Doctors.

Wall Mount Narcotics CabinetThe revolutionary CW Narcotics Cabinet is equipped with a stand-alone networkable TCP/IP based controller and requires combinations of fingerprint, PIN and Proximity Card for access. Allowing for the absolute highest degree of individual accountability and automated recordkeeping – CW assures compliance with new, stricter laws and regulations.

The CW combines the security and ease of scanning a fingerprint with the power and efficiency of remote network administration – not only enforcing authorized access, but tracing access for unprecedented accountability. Any PC-based computer, with internet access, can be equipped to remotely manage and monitor any number of units. Each unit stores up to 50,000 events and will serve up to 1,500 users.

For added security, the CW Narcotics Cabinet has a metal shroud on top to cover the power input and network jack. The shroud is large enough to put a standby power supply if needed.

The CW Narcotics Cabinet has ample space at 18″ wide, 24″ high, 12″ deep. It features a single swing door, hinged on right and double locking bolts on top and bottom. CW Narcotic Cabinets are made of heavy gauge steel construction with a durable black powder coat finish.

Read more here: http://markets.financialcontent.com/mi.sunherald/news/read/26318762/New_Wall_Mounted_Narcotics_Cabinets_Are_Now_Available_from_MedixSafe#storylink=cpy

 

Fire Commissioner Finds Solution for Controlled Substances – MedixSafe M2 HID with WI-FI

Pittsburg Gazette
December 20, 2013 at 07:35 AM EST

In the spring of 2009 the Jericho New York Fire Department was about to buy 6 Knox Boxes to keep narcotics safe and secure. Commissioner Kets was responsible for securing and accounting for all the narcotics purchased by the Jericho Fire Department and used on their ambulances.

“I just could not bring myself to purchase these boxes. I did not think they gave me the security and control I wanted. I contacted some people who are now known as MedixSafe and we came up with a product I was happy with and we purchased the first MedixSafes. We have currently upgraded to the newest M2 HID WI-FI. We are using 3 different access protocols for our paramedics, fingerprint & PIN, Card and Pin and key fob & pin. We are very happy with the MedixSafe products and service.” Ted Kets – Fire Commissioner, Jericho, NY

Keys and pin numbers are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability for emergency narcotics access. Across the country, controlled substance inventory shrinkage is having a critical impact on patient care, staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. This has led to regulatory demands for an access audit trail – MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security technologies to meet those demands.

MedixSafe is available in three sizes:

  • MedixSafe M1 is the ambulance trade’s first, simplest dual access security solution. Incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads, M1 technologies allow for individual accountability and automated record keeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations. MedixSafe-M2 is the ambulance trade’s most technologically advanced triple access security solution. Incorporating Biometrics, PIN, and/or Proximity Card, M2 technologies allow for the highest degree of individual accountability and automated recordkeeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations.
  • ClinixSafe C2 is the most technologically advanced dual access security solution for small pharmacies and clinics. Like the M2 Narcotics Cabinet, incorporating Biometrics, PIN, and/or Proximity Card, C2 technologies provide the highest degree of individual accountability and automated record keeping in a larger cabinet, ideal for narcotics storage in small pharmacies and clinics.
  • The MedixSafe Biometric S-Series is the most technologically advanced Triple Access security solution for narcotics storage in pharmacies, clinics, ambulance companies, and law enforcement. The S2 Narcotics Cabinet incorporates Biometrics, PIN and/or Proximity Card to gain access. MedixSafe technologies provide the highest degree of individual accountability and automated record keeping. The S2 has two separate compartments, each with their own Triple Access security solution. The S-Series allows for separation for daily use while maintaining a higher level of security for back-up quantities. Each compartment can be programmed with completely separate user credentials.

For more information, visit the MedixSafe website at medixsafes.com or call toll free 855-633-4972.

Read the full story at http://markets.post-gazette.com/postgazette/news/read?GUID=25958415

265 NY Ambulance and ALS First Responders to Face Stricter License Requirements Regarding Narcotics – MedixSafe Provides Necessary & Reliable Narcotics Security Solutions

The NY State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC) passed a resolution requiring that ALL advanced life support (Paramedic and/or EMT- Critical Care) EMS agencies must be licensed to possess and administer controlled substance (CS) medications.

(PRWEB) October 25, 2013

Memphis, TN: Earlier this month, the New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association (NYSVARA) posted the new requirements. Here are the highlights of the recent NYSVARA regulations:

  • The affected EMS services, must apply for and be granted the pre-hospital 03C controlled substance license before May 1, 2015.
  • If an agency does not obtain the license and have the ability to provide these medications to patients, the Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC) will have to remove their authorization at the ALS level.
  • Any EMS agency seeking to become ALS from now forward will have to hold a 03C license in order to be approved by their REMAC at the advanced level.
  • The Regional EMS Program Agencies and the DOH Bureau of EMS are committed to working with the agencies to assist in any way possible.

Affects approximately 265 ambulance and ALS first response services statewide

Based on our data, this affects approximately 265 ambulance and ALS first response services statewide. SEMAC feels that controlled substance medications are a necessary part of pre-hospital care in New York State and a standard of care. While it is recognized that this will be an added responsibility for many agencies, the ability to administer CS medication to patients is necessary and proper. 

Read the entire press release http://www.prweb.com/releases/ny/ambulance/prweb11271826.htm

New Solution For Narcotics And Gold Theft In Dental Offices And Dental Labs – MedixSafe

Digital Journal
August 31, 2013

Last year there was a number of employee thefts that made regional and national news. Many of those were in dental offices, clinics, and labs. Employees are stealing narcotics and other controlled substances like gold. Gold is on the rise! Recent events in Syria have pushed gold prices to $1,394 an ounce.

stolen gold tooth

Keys or PIN numbers alone are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability for restricted employee access. Across the country the dental industry is suffering from the high costs of employee theft. Among the biggest concerns are staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. This has led to a demand for an access audit trail. MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security solutions to meet those demands and keep controlled substances safe.

Highlights from last year’s headlines:

Wilton, CT – Former dental employee sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to larceny and narcotics charges for a series of crimes including selling metal from discarded tooth crowns she stole from a dentist’s office.

Lufkin, TX – Police have arrested two dental employees accused of stealing dental gold from their employers and selling it to gold buyers. The suspects sold the gold for $3,600, according to the affidavit. The buyer said they bought more gold a second time. The employee said she did not have time to clean the gold and they offered to buy it for $1,750, according to the affidavit. The buyer said, “This gold was unlike the previous dental gold that we had previously purchased. The previous gold had been separated from the porcelain and this gold had not. There was a particular piece that still had a tooth in it. The tooth still had blood on it.”

Olympia, WA – An Olympia man and 2 others are charged with stealing more than $15,000 in gold from his former employer – a business that makes gold crowns and other products for dentists. The dental lab owner said he treats his staff of 12 like family members, and he had no idea that anyone would ever steal from him. “We go on the honor system here,” he said. An Olympia detective learned that the three suspects had been pawning dental gold in Thurston and Pierce counties.

MedixSafe offers security cabinets in three sizes. All are made of ten gauge powder-coated steel (not aluminum) and require dual or triple access for entry. This means the user needs a combination of a PIN, proximity card and fingerprint scan to open the safe. MedixSafe units allow administrators to add, delete and modify users and download event history remotely from an administrator’s desk.

For more information, please contact MedixSafe at 855-MEDIXSAFE or medixsafe.com.

Sources:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/502738/20130831/gold-prices-jewellery-fed-qe-taper-syria.htm
wtnh.com/news/crime/woman-gets-year-in-jail-for-dental-office-thefts
thehour.com/wilton/courts/ex-employee-sentenced-for-stealing/article_951f274c-0b3f-54b1-878c-ea1387e0ed4d.html
ktre.com/story/17524396/2-lufkin-dental-employees-charged-with-stealing-tooth-gold
privateofficerbreakingnews.blogspot.com/2012/02/three-charged-in-theft-of-gold-from.html

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1444076

Veterinary Clinics and Animal Hospitals Are Vulnerable To Narcotics Theft

Miami Herald
July 31, 2013

Narcotics theft continues in veterinary clinics and animal hospitals continues to make news headlines:

Jun 24, 2013, NBC South Florida report “after about a monthlong investigation, a former animal hospital employee and her boyfriend were arrested for stealing $40,000 worth of pet medications in Wilton Manors, police said.” Source: nbcmiami.com/news/local/Two-Arrested-For-Stealing-40000-Worth-of-Pet-Medications-from-Animal-Hospital–212796841.html

Sep 20, 2012, Veterinary News reported a Veterinary technician charged in Fentanyl theft at Iowa State. After approximately 19,000 micrograms of Fentanyl were missing and unaccounted for at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Center officials called university police. Officials suspected veterinary tech, according to a release from the Iowa State University Police. the tech had access to the pain medication, a schedule II substance, as part of her regular duties. Records indicated that the tech removed the drug but did not properly account for its use. Source: veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+news/Veterinary-technician-charged-in-fentanyl-theft-at/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/789697

Jul 31, 2012, Oklahoma News on 6 reported a Woman Accused Of Stealing Over $50,000 Worth Of Drugs From Vet Clinic. CATOOSA, Oklahoma – Authorities are trying to track down a Rogers County woman wanted for stealing more than $50,000 worth of painkillers. Investigators said the woman took the prescription medications from the veterinary clinic where she worked.

She’s on the run and faces 59 drug charges. The chief investigator for the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, Dale Fullerton, said the suspect stole 11,000 pills and 2 1/2 gallons of Hydrocodone syrup. An arrest warrant has been issued but investigators believe the drugs are long gone. Source: newson6.com/story/19151992/woman-accused-of-stealing-over-50000-worth-of-drugs-from-catoosa-vet-clinic

Multi-credential requirements are essential to maintain a safe environment for narcotics. One of the best ways to control narcotics is thru Authenticated Access. Authenticated access is accomplished by using a card; a biometric finger print reader plus the use of a PIN. A PIN number can be entered in by anyone but a card is in a person’s possession and access to this card is much harder to acquire than getting their PIN number. A fingerprint plus a card or a PIN is the best method for authenticating access to a narcotics cabinet, locker, or safe.

Triple Authenticated Electronic Access with Event History is ideal for higher security and authentication of user access, three different credentials can be required before access is allowed. A combination (in any order) of a fingerprint, PIN, and a card presented to the reader before access is allowed.

Selecting a method of controlling narcotics is an important decision. Achieving the desired results of authenticating and documenting access is the keystone in the decision making process… (cont.)
Read the entire report - Vet Clinics and Animal Hospitals Are Vulnerable To Narcotics Theft

MedixSafe was created by ESSC, a Memphis-based, electronic security and network cabling company with over 30 years in the security arena. Find them on the Web at http://www.medixsafe.com or video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCWyB_Rucyw.

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