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   How do I apply for a new CSR?

See instructions for submitting an application for a new CSR. Following are some helpful tips:

  • Health and Safety Code 481.061(c) requires the address on the CSR to be your Texas practice address. If you register at a location other than your Texas practice, you must include an explanation. Be advised registration addresses are made available on Controlled Substances Registration Search & Verification System.
  • If you are a Mid-Level Practitioner (APN or PA), use NAR-77A-78A. The supervising physician(s) must be listed with the Texas Medical Board (TMB) as having prescriptive authority and a “YES” for controlled substances. The physician must complete and sign the appropriate information when applying for a new application and during each renewal period.

   How do I change my address or name?

Health and Safety Code 481.061(c) requires the address on the CSR to be your Texas practice address. If you register at a location other than your Texas practice, you must include an explanation. Be advised registration addresses are made available on Controlled Substances Registration Search & Verification System.

A letter or modification form must be submitted and the registrant’s signature is required. A name change must be made with the appropriate board before the CSR can be changed.

To submit the modification form electronically, go to Contact Us. Select Controlled Substances Registration, then select Submit completed CSR modification form to upload your completed form.


   How do I add or remove supervising physicians?

ADD: A Modification Form must be submitted and have the registrant’s and supervising physician’s signature. The supervising physician(s) must be listed with TMB, as having prescriptive authority, and a “YES” for controlled substances.

REMOVE: A letter of termination may be submitted by the Mid-Level Practitioner or the Supervising Physician.

To submit the modification form electronically, go to Contact Us. Select Controlled Substances Registration, then select Submit completed CSR modification form to upload your completed form.


   May a Mid-Level Practitioner register for Schedule 2 and 2N drugs?

Yes. Senate Bill 406, effective Nov. 1, 2013, allows Mid-Level Practitioners to add Schedule 2 and 2N.

Texas Occupations Code §157.0511. DELEGATION OF PRESCRIBING AND ORDERING DRUGS AND DEVICES.
(b-1) A physician may delegate the prescribing or ordering f a controlled substance listed in Schedule II as established by commissioner of the Department of State Health Services under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, only:

  1. in a hospital facility-based practice under §157.054, in accordance with policies approved by the hospital’s medical staff or a committee of the hospital’s medical staff as provided by the hospital bylaws to ensure patient safety, and as part of the care provided to a patient who:
    1. has been admitted to the hospital for an intended length of stay of 24 hours or greater; or
    2. is receiving services in the emergency department of the hospital or;
  2. as a part of the plan of care for the treatment of a person who has executive a written certification of a terminal illness, has elected to receive hospice care, and is receiving hospice treatment from a qualified hospice provider.

To add these schedules, a modification form must be completed and the supervising physician must sign and indicate the authorized schedules.

To submit the modification form electronically, go to Contact Us. Select Controlled Substances Registration, then select Submit completed CSR modification form to upload your completed form.


   What is the mailing address and contact information?

For contact information, please visit https://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/contact/csr.aspx