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Published on: December 21, 2016
Through a notice
on its website, the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) recently announced significant changes to its registration
renewal process. Effective January 1, 2017, the DEA is eliminating the informal
grace period which the agency has previously allowed for registrants to renew
their registrations. Only one renewal notice will be sent to each registrant’s
“mail to” address approximately 65 days prior to the expiration date; no other
reminders to renew the DEA registration will be provided. The notice also
advises that online capability to renew a DEA registration after the expiration
date will no longer be available, and that failure to file a renewal application
by midnight EST of the expiration date will result in the “retirement” of the
registrant’s DEA number. The original DEA registration will not be reinstated.
In addition, paper renewal applications will not be accepted the day after the
expiration date. If DEA has not received the paper renewal application by the
day of the expiration date, mailed in renewal applications will be returned and
the registrant will have to apply for a new DEA registration.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has strongly expressed its concerns to
DEA about this change in policy and the problems it could create for both
their physicians through letters sent Friday, December 9 to
DEA Acting Administrator Charles Rosenberg and Louis Milione (Assistant
Administrator for Diversion Control). These letters urged DEA to reverse the
change to the renewal process.
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