Diversion Control Division, US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration




Emergency Assistance with a Domestic (or International) Disaster

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Diversion Control Division, has established this link for assistance by DEA Registrants with Domestic (or International) disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and typhoons.

Requests for DEA (Federal) assistance involving, but not limited to, the relocation of your DEA registered address to a new location; the approval of a new address to dispense controlled substances; the destruction of controlled substances which have been damaged due to the disaster; questions concerning the destruction of damaged controlled substance inventory; a list of Reverse Distributors who can assist with the destruction of damaged controlled substances; assistance with obtaining controlled substances from a wholesaler; the transfer of an existing DEA registration number from an out of state location to the state where the disaster has occurred; etc., may be relayed through this website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To expedite your request, please e-mail the following specific information to:


  1. E-mail subject line: Domestic Request (or International Request)
  2. Registrant Name
  3. Your Existing DEA Registration Number
  4. Contact Information:
    • Your Name
    • A Telephone Number Where We Can Speak with You Directly
    • E-mail Address
  5. Specific and detailed information which describes what exact type of assistance you will need from the DEA must be included in the body of the e-mail.

State Board Assistance Information for Hurricane Zeta:

Texas Medical Board: www.tmb.state.tx.us

Texas Pharmacy Board: www.pharmacy.texas.gov

Texas Veterinary Board: www.veterinary.texas.gov

Louisiana Board of Pharmacy: http://pharmacy.la.gov/

Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners: https://www.lsbme.la.gov/

Louisiana State Board of Dentistry: http://www.lsbd.org/

Louisiana Board of Nursing: http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine: https://www.lsbvm.org/

Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure: https://www.msbml.ms.gov/

Mississippi Board of Pharmacy: https://www.mbp.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Mississippi Board of Nursing: https://www.msbn.ms.gov/

Mississippi Board of Dental Examiners: http://www.dentalboard.ms.gov/

Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine: http://mississippivetboard.org/

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