Registrants seeking to appeal the DEA’s final order or decision must appeal to the Court of Appeals within thirty (30) days of the notice of the decision by the DEA. 21 U.S.C.S. § 877. Review of agency decisions, such as DEA revocations and suspensions, must conform to the requirements outlined in the Administrative Procedures Act, 5 U.S.C. §701.
Specifically, to appeal a DEA revocation or suspension, a registrant must show the following:
The Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. § 706) provides the grounds for the review and reversal of a DEA registration revocation:
Your appeal will be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia or in the Circuit Court of Appeals where your principal place of business is located.
Receiving a final order confirming the revocation and/or suspension of your DEA registration can be a troubling and terrifying experience. Often, without a valid DEA registration, practitioners, health care professionals, and distributors find themselves out of work, unable to pay bills, and unable to maintain their livelihoods. While it may seem as though hope is lost, there are still legal remedies available to challenge the final order. Our appellate health care attorneys have extensive experience in appealing registration revocations and we will work hard to help you maintain your professional career and lifestyle.
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