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Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS)
Approved Certification Processes
DEA recently amended its regulations to specify the conditions under which controlled substance prescriptions may be issued electronically. As set forth in the regulations, before any electronic prescription or pharmacy application may be used to transmit prescriptions, a third party must audit the application for compliance with the requirements of 21 CFR part 1311, or a certifying organization whose certification process has been approved by DEA must verify and certify that the application meets the requirements of 21 CFR part 1311. The following list provides the names and contact information of certifying organizations whose certification processes have been approved by DEA.
UL, LLC (Formally InfoGard Laboratories, Inc.)
709 Fiero Lane
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
See: Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Clarification (PDF) (October 19, 2011)
Drummond Group LLC
155 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
2675 South Abilene Street Suite 300
Aurora, CO. 80014
1629 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
See: Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances: Notice of Approved Certification Process (PDF) (December 12, 2014)
The list of approved certification process organizations is current to date. For information concerning third party audits and other certification information, see 21 CFR 1311.300 and 1311.302 and Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances: Notice of Approved Certification Process (PDF) (December 12, 2014).
The list of certifying organizations for EPCS does not constitute an endorsement by the DEA of these companies or their products or services.