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Practitioner's Manual - APPENDIX C

APPENDIX C

Summary of Controlled Substances Act Requirements

  Schedule II Schedule III & IV Schedule V
Registration Required Required Required
Receiving Records Order Forms (DEA Form-222) Invoices, Readily Retrievable Invoices, Readily Retrievable
Prescriptions Written Prescription (See exceptions*) Written, Oral, or Fax Written, Oral, Fax, or Over The Counter**
Refills No No more than 5 within 6 months As authorized when prescription is issued
Distribution Between Registrants Order Forms (DEA Form-222) Invoices Invoices
Security Locked Cabinet or Other Secure Storage Locked Cabinet or Other Secure Storage Locked Cabinet or Other Secure Storage
Theft or Significant Loss Report and complete DEA Form 106 Report and complete DEA Form 106 Report and complete DEA Form 106

Note: All records must be maintained for 2 years, unless a state requires a longer period.

* Emergency prescriptions require a signed follow-up prescription.

Exceptions:A facsimile prescription serves as the original prescription when issued to residents of Long Term Care Facilities, Hospice patients, or compounded IV narcotic medications.

** Where authorized by state controlled substances authority.

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