Administration as started allowing physicians to order dilaudid IV push (& other opiates) in the Intake area of our Emergency Room. These patients are receiving this in a rapid treatment area with no monitoring/proper reassessment & no "one" specific staff person assigned to the patient. (patients are seen by multiple RN's in this area... one for triage, one for IV, one for meds, one for results, etc) This news was sent to us in the form of an email from administration with no policy attached. Some employees have asked to see the policy or something in writing from Risk Management, but to date no one has received anything. Anyone else experiencing this in their ER's? Anyone have any protocols addressing this issue? We fear if a sentinel event occurs as a result our licenses could be at risk. Who would be liable?