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News and Updates

August 2014

According to Senate Bill 406, practitioners may now delegate the prescribing / ordering of Schedule II Controlled Substances in a hospital facility-based practice consistent with hospital policy, if the patient has been admitted to the hospital for 24 hours or longer, or if the patient is receiving services in the emergency department. Practitioners may also delegate the prescribing authority of Schedule II Controlled Substances as a part of a plan of care for a terminal patient receiving hospice treatment from a qualified hospice provider. For additional information, please visit Texas Medical Board Prescriptive Delegation.

July 2014

New postcard renewal notices
The pre-printed renewal notice form has been replaced with the renewal notice postcard. The renewal notice postcards are mailed to each registrant approximately 90 days before their expiration. Registrants who are renewing may make payments online. To complete the online renewal process, a completed renewal application must be submitted to DPS. A CSR Renewal Form is on the DPS website.

October 2013

Online payment system available for Controlled Substances Registration
Practitioners, mid-level practitioners and pharmacies are now able to pay their annual controlled substances registration fee online.