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CURES Mandate Implementation Date Remains Unclear

Under California law, all individuals practicing in California who possess both a state regulatory board license authorized to prescribe, dispense, furnish or order controlled substances and a DEA Certificate must be registered to use CURES. Checking the CURES database will eventually be mandatory, but the exact date the mandate will take effect is unclear.

DEA Reverses Announced Change to Registration Renewal Process

In a post last week, we included a notice from the DEA that effective January 1, 2017, the DEA was changing its long-standing policy of allowing a grace period for registrants who failed to file a timely renewal application. The DEA has reversed its decision and posted a notice that it is retaining its current policy and procedures, with one minor change, regarding registration renewals.