If you are a health care professional who plans to prescribe or dispense controlled substances, you must have a certificate of registration from the DEA. This applies to physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurse practitioners and veterinarians.
While obtaining a DEA registration may be straightforward for some, others have difficulty. Obstacles include prior licensing or disciplinary issues, the nature or area of practice, and lack of experience.
As professional licensing attorneys, we at Chapman Law Group are dedicated to helping prescribers obtain and protect their DEA registration. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the DEA registration application process, and what happens when a prescriber or dispenser is denied.