DEA Registration Revocation and Suspension Appeals Attorneys

What is the Deadline to Appeal a DEA Final Order and Revocation of DEA Registration?

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. R

eview 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.

When May I Appeal My DEA Registration Revocation?

Specifically, to appeal a DEA revocation or suspension, a registrant must show the following:

      • that the decision was a final order;
      • that the registration appealed after exhaustion of all administrative remedies; and
      • that the appeal was made within 30 days of the notice of the final order.

What Are the Grounds for Appealing DEA Registration Revocations and Suspensions​?

The Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. § 706) provides the grounds for the review and reversal of a DEA registration revocation:

      • arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law;
      • contrary to constitutional right, power, privilege, or immunity;
      • in excess of statutory jurisdiction, authority, or limitations, or short of statutory right;
      • without observance of procedure required by law; or
      • unsupported by substantial evidence or facts in a case.

Where Do I File an Appeal of a DEA Decision?

Your appeal will be filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia or in the federal circuit court of appeals where your principal place of business is located:

  • 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: New England including Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
  • 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Northeast including New York, Vermont, Connecticut
  • 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Mid-Atlantic including New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland
  • 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: South-Atlantic and part of Appalachia including West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals: District of Columbia
  • 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Southern U.S. including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi
  • 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Midwest including Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee
  • 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Midwest including Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana
  • 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Midwest including North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Montana, Arkansas
  • 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: West including Arizona, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Guam, Alaska
  • 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: West including Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma
  • 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: South including Alabama, Georgia, Florida

At Chapman Law Group, Our Attorneys Work to Keep Licensed Healthcare Professionals on the Right Side of the DEA

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.

The appellate health care attorneys at Chapman Law Group have extensive experience in appealing registration revocations and we will work hard to help you maintain your professional career and lifestyle.

Among the DEA actions we handle:

We are dedicated to helping practitioners, pharmacies, distributors and other registrants protect their DEA registration and defend against DEA enforcement action. Our goal is not only to protect the DEA registration of our clients, but to protect their other professional licenses, their career and their reputation from damage caused by DEA investigations and allegations of noncompliance. 

We represent licensed medical professionals, including:

Whether you practice in Michigan (DetroitDearborn, Troy, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, among many more regions), Florida (including the metro areas for Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville), Los Angeles and Southern CaliforniaChicago, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C., or anywhere else in the U.S., we are ready to help you. 

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