Notice to practitioners licensed by the Texas Medical Board (TMB) under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 156:
To continue implementing requirements of House Bill 1803, DPS is synchronizing Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) expiration dates with TMB license expiration dates. To ensure practitioners do not experience a disruption in their controlled substances authority, the following has occurred:
MD/DO whose CSR expires in January and February 2015:
CSR to expire Jan. 31, 2015:
CSR to expire beginning Feb. 28, 2015:
MDs and DOs (only) may now complete their Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) at the same time as their biennial license registration through the Texas Medical Board (TMB) online registration system.
The processing fee to renew a CSR is $50. 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, the $50 late fee still applies.
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 about future renewal process and synchronization of registrations dates.
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:
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.