Based on the criteria, factors, and guidance set forth in R.S. 40:962(C) and 40:963, the Secretary, under this rulemaking, has determined that the below listed substances have a high potential for abuse and should be scheduled as controlled dangerous substances to avoid an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare. In reaching the decision to designate the below listed substances as controlled dangerous substances under Schedule I, the Secretary has considered the criteria provided under R.S. 40:963 and the specific factors listed under R.S. 40:962(C). The Secretary has determined that Schedule I is the most appropriate due to her findings that the substances added herein have a high potential for abuse, the substances have no currently accepted medical use for treatment in the United States, and there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the substances under medical supervision.

The following Emergency Rule, effective November 23, 2020, shall remain in effect for a maximum of 120 days, or until the final Rule is promulgated, whichever occurs first.

Click Here to find the Emergency Rule that will be published in the December 2020 Louisiana Register.


Contact Information: Aliya Rubenstein - Rulemaking Liaison, Office of Public Health


Disclaimer: Please note that the official versions of the Emergency Rules are maintained by the Office of State Register’s website at Users are encouraged to visit the Office of State Register’s website for the official version.