Do residents have a DEA number?

Each resident and fellow will be assigned an institutional DEA number to use when writing patient prescriptions. The DEA number is to be used in residency/fellowship approved clinical activities only and cannot be used if the resident/fellow is moonlighting.

Is it necessary to have a different DEA number for each state? Yes, if you prescribe controlled substances in 2 states. Practitioners will need to obtain a separate DEA registration in each state where they plan to administer, dispense, or prescribe controlled substances.

Additionally, do veterinarians have DEA numbers? According to state and federal regulations, use of one DEA number by all practice veterinarians is permitted for ordering, administering and dispensing controlled medications, but not for prescribing them.

In respect to this, do you need a DEA number to prescribe?

Under federal law, a DEA number is not technically required to write prescriptions for non-controlled medications such as antibiotics. Although a DEA number is not mandatory for medical providers who do not plan to prescribe controlled substances, practicing without one can cause a lot of headaches.

How do I look up a DEA number?

How to Get Information About Obtaining a DEA Number

  1. Apply online at the U.S. Department of Justice website.
  2. Call the DEA Headquarters Registration Unit toll free at 800-882-9539 or call your nearest DEA Registration Field Office to request a physical copy of the order form.

Is DEA Federal or state?

Arlington, Virginia, U.S. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA; /di.iˈe?/) is a United States federal law enforcement agency under the United States Department of Justice, tasked with combating drug trafficking and distribution within the United States.

What is the difference between a CDS license and a DEA license?

The DEA Registration is required of all who import/export, manufacture, distribute, prescribe, dispense or administer any Controlled Dangerous Substances. So, legal CDS drug manufacturers or distributors or pharmacists or physicians must register. DEA has a special unit called Diversion Investigators.

What states require a controlled substance license?

For medical residents, the states that have a CSR requirement are: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and

Do I need a separate DEA for each state?

Practitioners will need to obtain a separate DEA registration in each state where they plan to administer, dispense, or prescribe controlled substances. DEA will issue a new DEA certificate with the appropriate changes if DEA approves the modification.

How do I change my DEA from one state to another?

Practitioners may transfer their existing DEA registration from one state to another as needed by either contacting DEA’s Registration and Program Support Section at 1-800-882-9539 or request the change online at

Can I have 2 DEA numbers?

DEA numbers are a different issue. When you apply for a federal DEA number, the resulting number that you receive from the DEA office is site-specific. If you are going to be prescribing or dispensing controlled substances at sites in different states or cities, you would need to have 2 separate DEA numbers.

How do DEA numbers work?

Every DEA number is made up of two letters, six numbers, and one check digit. The first letter is a code to identify the type of prescriber (i.e., a hospital, a practitioner, a manufacturer, etc.). The last digit of this sum should be the same as the last digit of the DEA number. This DEA number is valid.

How long does it take to transfer DEA from one state to another?

It is now taking 2-3 weeks for the DEA to process practice address updates when transferring to a different state. The delay in the DEA processing time leads to delays with credentialing and privileging completion.

Can a physician prescribe controlled substances for himself?

The AMA sees no issue with a physician providing routine care for short-term, minor problems; however, except in emergencies, it is not appropriate for physicians to write prescriptions for controlled substances (I, II, IV) for themselves or immediate family members.

How early can a controlled substance be refilled?

How early can you refill Schedule III & IV prescriptions? According to federal regulations, Schedules III and IV controlled substances may be refilled if authorized on the prescription. These prescriptions may only be refilled up to five times within six months after the date of issue.

What schedule is Tramadol?

1. Tramadol is now a controlled substance in all 50 U.S. states. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that tramadol classification was placed into schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) effective August 18, 2014. The new scheduling applies to all forms of tramadol.

Can you prescribe controlled substances across state lines?

You can get a prescription filled in a state different to the one in which it was originally written. However, controlled substance prescriptions have more stringent laws in certain states. Ideally, check this before you travel.

Can NP prescribe Schedule 2 drugs?

The answer is a resounding YES! Nurse practitioners can prescribe medication, including controlled substances, in all 50 states and Washington DC. In these areas, NPs can autonomously prescribe medications, including highly regulated Schedule II-V substances, without physician supervision.

Is Lorazepam a controlled substance?

Lorazepam is a Schedule IV drug under the Controlled Substances Act in the U.S. and internationally under the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances.