Requirement to report DEA numbers to DPS
SB 594 effective 9/1/2011
Amends Controlled Substances Act, §§481.061, 481.075, and 481.076, Health & Safety Code.
Amends MPA, §157.059, Occ. Code.
Please be aware of the following changes to the Controlled Substances Act and Medical Practice Act:
1. Requires prescribers currently holding a DEA# to report that number to the DPS on October 15, 2011.
2. Prescribers who obtain a DEA # after that date must report that number to DPS within 45 days of receiving their DPS #.
3. Removes the requirement to identify the practitioner’s DPS # on the prescription. Only the DEA # will be required.
4. Adds the Board of Nursing as an agency with which DPS is required to share information. Otherwise, information provided by registrants to DPS remains confidential.
Various legal documents related to practicing as a PA in Texas.
Information from the Texas Medical Board - www.tmb.state.tx.us