The Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH/OPH), pursuant to the rulemaking authority granted to the Secretary of LDH by R.S. 40:962(C) and (H), hereby adopts the following Emergency Rule for the protection of public health.  This rule is being promulgated in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (R.S. 49:950, et seq.). and shall remain in effect for the maximum period allowed under the Act or until adoption of a final Rule, whichever occurs first. 

The Secretary, under this rulemaking, has determined that following substances:

  • cyclopropylfentanyl N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylcyclopropanecarboxamide 
  • deschloroketamine 2-phenyl-2(methylamino)cyclohexanone

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.


The Emergency Rule was published in the Louisiana Register Vol. 43, No. 07   July 20, 2017.

A Stop Order became effective August 6, 2017. The Stop Order was published in the official state journal, The Advocate.