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Controlled Substances Security Manual

A Security Outline Of The Controlled Substances Act of 1970

United States Department Of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration

Robert C. Bonner
Administrator of Drug Enforcement

Gene R. Haislip
Director
Office of Diversion Control

This manual has been prepared by the Office of Diversion Control to assist drug handlers in their understanding of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and its implementing regulations pertaining to security.


Contents

Message from the Administrator

Preface

Application of State and Federal Law

Drug Enforcement Administration

Schedules of Controlled Substances

General Security Requirements:

Substantial Compliance

Request for Review

Waiver

Changes

Security Requirements for Non-Practitioners:

Minimum Standards: Schedules I&II

Minimum Standards: Schedules III, IV &V

Collocating Schedules I&II with III-V

Multiple Storage Areas

Accessibility to Storage Areas

Manufacturing and Compounding Areas

Public Warehouses

Common or Contract Carriers

Theft or Loss

Other Security Controls:

Good Faith Inquiry

Suspicious Orders

Controlled Substance Samples

Distributing Through Agents

Employees:

Screening

Responsibility to Report Diversion

Illicit Activities

Narcotics Treatment Programs

Security Requirement for Practitioners

Minimum standards

Other Security Controls

Employee or Agent of Practitioner

Loss or Theft

Blank Prescriptions and DEA Order Forms

Additional Security Measures

DEA Diversion-Staffed Domestic Field Office

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Emergency Disaster Relief
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