CURES Database Registration Mandate (Updated)
October 21, 2015
Effective July 1, 2016*, California Health and Safety Code, Section 11165.1 will mandate
that all California-licensed health care providers authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish or dispense Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances must be registered
to access the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES). Please visit the Office of the Attorney General website
for more information.
*UPDATE: In mid-October, Assembly bill 679 extended the registration deadline 6 months.
All individuals practicing in California who possess both a state regulatory board license authorized to prescribe, dispense, furnish or order controlled substances and a Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Registration Certificate (DEA Certificate) now have until July 1, 2016, to register to use CURES.