The Controlled Substances Registration Program was established as a result of the passage of the Texas Controlled Substances Act in 1973. This program involves the registration of all persons or institutions that manufacture, distribute, analyze, or dispense controlled substances in Texas. Registrants include practitioners (medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists, therapeutic optometrists), mid-level practitioners (advanced practice nurses and physicians' assistants), pharmacies, hospitals, manufacturers, researchers, teaching institutions, distributors, and analysts. There are more than 100,000 registrants currently registered. The purpose of registering these individuals and institutions is to attempt to more effectively control the diversion of controlled substances from legitimate channels and to promote public health and welfare by controlling illegal drug trafficking.
If you are required to register and need to obtain an application, select Narcotics Forms. If you have questions, please send a secure email or call (512) 424-7293. You will need to provide your name, including degree (i.e., MD, DO, DDS) or business activity, mailing address and telephone number. A $25 registration fee will be required for the initial issuance of the registration and for each subsequent renewal. Payment can be made with either money order or check made payable to TX DPS.
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