Notice to physicians licensed by the Texas Medical Board (TMB) under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 156:
To continue implementing requirements of House Bill 1803, DPS is beginning the process to synchronize Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) expiration dates with TMB license expiration dates. To ensure practitioners do not experience disruption in their controlled substances authority, the following has occurred:
Physicians whose CSR is scheduled to expire April 2014:
Please continue to visit the Regulatory Services Division webpage for updates and additional information about synchronization of CSR’s that expire in the future.
NOTE: This information applies to those physicians (MD/DO) who hold a registration permit issued by the TMB under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 156.
Effectively controlling the diversion
of controlled substances ...
The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Controlled Substances Registration Program (CSR) is responsible for registering all persons or institutions that manufacture, distribute, analyze or dispense controlled substances in Texas. Registrants include practitioners (medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists and therapeutic optometrists), mid-level practitioners (advanced practice nurses and physicians’ assistants), pharmacies, hospitals, manufacturers, researchers, teaching institutions, distributors and analysts. The purpose of registering these individuals and institutions is to more effectively control the diversion of controlled substances from legitimate channels and to promote public health and welfare by controlling illegal drug trafficking.