This bill, the DEBAR Act of 2021, seeks to ensure that bad actors cannot register to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance. It would authorize the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to bar an entity from registering to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances under certain circumstances. Specifically, the DEA would be authorized to temporarily or permanently bar the registration of an entity that meets or has met any condition for suspension or revocation of its registration and is unfit to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance.
Additionally, the attorney general would be similarly authorized to issue an order to prohibit (conditionally or unconditionally) persons or entities permanently or for such a period as the AG deems appropriate.
This bill’s full title is the Debarment Enforcement of Bad Actor Registrants Act of 2021.