DEA Form 222 - Official Order Forms
Questions & Answers
Answer: The DEA Controlled substance order form (DEA 222) for schedule 1 and 2 controlled substances may be ordered using the following link: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/webforms/orderFormsRequest.jsp
The DEA 222 Order Forms may also be ordered by calling the DEA Headquarters Registration Unit toll free at 1-800-882-9539 or the nearest DEA Registration Field Office. The forms will be mailed within 3 working days.
Question: Can a distributor accept a DEA Form 222 that contains minor misspellings in the registrant's name, address, or drug name?
Answer: Yes, the DEA Form 222 is acceptable if the registrant's name or address contains minor misspellings. The registrant should request corrected official order forms and if necessary a corrected registration certificate from DEA. If the drug name has been misspelled and there is no question as to what product has been ordered then the DEA Form 222 is acceptable.
Answer: A modification has been made to the “mailing address” portion of DEA form 222, also known as DEA order forms.
Originally the mailing address consisted of five lines: first line for name; second line for additional company information; third and fourth lines for address; and the fifth line for city, state, and zip code.
To implement mailing efficiencies with the U.S. Postal Service, the mailing address portion was changed to enable the USPS to view the bar code through the window of the envelope. To accomplish this, DEA had to remove the second line. It has been brought to our attention this action has caused some confusion and suppliers were questioning the validity of the DEA order form.
To quickly remedy the situation, DEA has placed the second line (additional company information) right next to the first line (name). Unfortunately this action may result in truncated additional company information. We apologize for the misunderstanding this may have caused and appreciate your consideration.
Date of the form - The distributor may place the date on the form. When possible, the date ascertained from the delivery document should be used as the issue date. The form is acceptable unless the ascertained date of issue is greater than 60 days from the date of receipt.
Size of the package - The size of the package must be completed by the purchaser unless the product is only manufactured in one size. If more than one package size is manufactured and no package size is indicated, then the package size may not be added by the supplier. The line item with the missing package size must be voided by the supplier and the purchaser notified.
Strength of the drug - If the product is only manufactured in one strength, then it is not necessary to indicate the strength in the section "Name of Drug". If the product is available in more than one strength, then the strength may not be added by the distributor. The line should be voided on the DEA Form 222 by the supplier and the purchaser notified.
Last Line Completed - A distributor may not fill in the "Last Line Completed" area of the DEA Form 222. This section must be completed by the purchaser. If the purchaser enters an incorrect number, such as the total number of packages ordered instead of the last line completed, then the DEA Form 222 is not valid.
Question: Can a distributor accept a DEA Form 222 if the size and strength of a product have been placed incorrectly on the form?
Answer: Yes, the DEA Form 222 is acceptable as long as there is no question as to what product has been ordered.