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DEA Practitioners Manual - Part 8: Recordkeeping Requirements

The DEA Practitioner's Manual outlines specific recordkeeping requirements for practitioners who deal with controlled substances. The main points regarding these requirements are as follows: General Recordkeeping: Complete and Accurate Records: Practitioners must keep up-to-date, complete, and accurate records of each controlled substance they purchase, receive, sell, store, distribute, dispense, or otherwise handle. This is laid out in 21 CFR 1304.21(a). Accountability: These records serve to trace controlled substances throughout their lifecycle, from manufacturing to final dispensing, helping to minimize the potential for diversion. Retention Period: All records concerning controlled substances must be kept for at least two years for inspection...

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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...

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DEA Practitioner's Manual - Part 1: Detailed Guidelines on Certificate of Registration and Other Requirements

DEA Practitioner's Manual: Detailed Guidelines on Certificate of Registration and Other Requirements Who Needs to Register? If you're a practitioner involved in administering, prescribing, or dispensing controlled substances classified in Schedules II through V, registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is mandatory. Additionally, a state license is a prerequisite for DEA registration. Registration Process To initiate registration, complete DEA Form 224. For renewals, use Form 224a. Both the application and renewal fees are outlined on the respective forms. Importantly, as of April 11, 2022, only online submissions are accepted for both initial registration and renewals. Multiple Locations Requirement Practitioners...

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DEA Compliance Tips You Can Use

There is no need to be afraid of using controlled prescription drugs legitimately but do take time to learn the rules and regulations and periodically evaluation your practice for compliance with controlled substance rules and regulations. Implement corrective actions as necessary. You don’t have to ‘do’ compliance alone. Build your team of experts to advise and support you, so you can protect your practice, and spend more time doing what you love.

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