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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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   How do I apply for a new Controlled Substances Registration (CSR)?

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


   How do I renew a Controlled Substances Registration?

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

The renewal application form may be downloaded from Forms.

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 the appropriate application, NAR-77B-78B. The supervising physician(s) must be listed with TMB as having prescriptive authority and a “YES” for controlled substances. The physician must sign and complete the appropriate information when applying for a new application and at each renewal period.
  • If claiming exemption for the first time, a Certificate of Exemption From Fee (PDF) must be submitted with the application.

   When are renewal notifications mailed out?

Renewal notice postcards are mailed approximately 90 days prior to the expiration date to the address on file.


   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.


   How do I add or Delete 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.

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


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

Yes.  Senate Bill 406 which was effective Nov. 1, 2013, allows Mid-Level Practitioners to add Schedule 2 and 2N.  To add these schedules, a modification form must be completed and the supervising physician must sign and indicate the authorized schedules.


   What is the mailing address and contact information?

If you have questions, send a secure email or call (512) 424-7293.
General mailing address:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Controlled Substances Registration MSC 0438
P.O. Box 15888
Austin, Texas 78761-5888