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Controlled Substances Registration


Notice to practitioners licensed by the Texas Medical Board (TMB) under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 156:
Effective March 3, 2015, DPS will finalize implementation of House Bill 1803 by completing a synchronization of any remaining MD/DO’s controlled substances registrations (CSR) with their Texas Medical Board (TMB) license expiration date.

Practitioners synchronized February 2015 will receive an updated certificate by mail no later than April 1, 2015. To confirm your new expiration date, please visit CSR Search & Verification System.

All future renewals must be completed through normal business processes, including payment of the $50 renewal fee.

MDs and DOs (only) may complete their Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) at the same time as their biennial license through the Texas Medical Board (TMB) online system.

The CSR expiration date will match the TMB expiration date, making the CSR valid for two years. If the renewal is submitted after the CSR expiration date, a $50 late fee will be applied and the registration will not be renewed until received.

A physician may still choose to renew their Controlled Substances Registration directly with DPS.

Please continue to visit this webpage and the TMB website for updates and additional information. If you need assistance, please visit Contact Us, select Controlled Substances Registration and complete the online form.

Hydrocodone products are now Schedule II Controlled Substances
Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCPs) have been moved from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II, effective Oct. 6, 2014. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s rescheduling of HCPs as a Schedule II Controlled Substance will increase restriction on prescribing and dispensing practices for HCPs. See Hydrocodone: Schedule II Controlled Substance for more information.

DPS now offers online payment for Schedule II Prescription Pads
Practitioners and mid-level practitioners with a valid Controlled Substances Registration and Texas DEA Registration are now able to pay online and electronically submit Prescription Pad Order Forms. Registrants can now order prescription pads in just three easy steps:

  1. Pay online at https://apps.portal.texas.gov/feepaylite/tx/dps/rxpad/order/start. Save the receipt to your computer.
  2. Complete the Prescription Pad Order Form. The form is a fillable pdf. After completing the form, print, sign and save to your computer.
  3. Go to Contact Us. Select Texas Prescription Program, then select Submit completed prescription pad order form to upload your receipt and completed order form. To ensure timely processing, make sure both documents are attached and uploaded in the same email. Do not mail a duplicate copy if submitted electronically, as it may delay delivery.

Online payments are processed with major credit cards -Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. In addition to credit card billing information, a valid credit card number, expiration date and verification code are required. Please allow 30 days for delivery.

For detailed instructions including screenshots, please see Guide to Prescription Pad Ordering.

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