DEA Practitioners Manual - Part 7: Procurement and Dispensing of Controlled Substances

DEA Practitioners Manual - Part 7: Procurement and Dispensing of Controlled Substances

Handling, cancellation, loss, and record-keeping of DEA Forms 222 and electronic orders through the Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS). It also goes into specifics about the protocols for clinical studies involving Schedule I-II controlled substances, procuring Schedule III-V substances, and even dispensing practices for practitioners.

Here's a quick summary for easier digestion:

Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS):

  • Allows secure electronic transmission of orders, replacing the need for paper DEA Form 222.
  • Records must be maintained for two years.

Clinical Studies:

  • Procedures are specified for double-blind clinical studies involving Schedule I or II substances.

Procuring Schedule III-V Controlled Substances:

  • No government order form required.
  • Records of the date and quantities received must be kept.

Procuring Controlled Substance Samples:

  • A written request must be submitted to a DEA-registered supplier for complimentary samples.
  • For Schedule II substances, DEA Form 222 is required.

Dispensing Controlled Substances:

  • Records must be maintained, including quantity dispensed and details of the person to whom it was dispensed.

Controlled Substance Distribution by a Practitioner:

  • A practitioner can distribute to another DEA-registered practitioner under specific conditions.
  • A DEA Form 222 is used for Schedule I and II substances.
  • Limitations are in place regarding the total number of dosage units distributed.

The information is based on specific sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and serves as a guide for best practices, legal obligations, and record-keeping for entities that handle controlled substances.

CLICK HERE to read the DEA Practitioners Manual - Part 6: Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

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