May 26, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: CURES Drug Prescribing/Dispensing
Under California law, 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) must register to use the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) by July 1, 2016.
The California Medical Association (CMA) has compiled a list of educational materials to familiarize physicians with the registration process and key features of the newly upgraded system, CURES 2.0. These resources are available in the CURES resource center.
Among the resources is an on-demand recording of CMA's webinar, cohosted with the Department of Justice (DOJ), to help physicians navigate the CURES 2.0 registration process. The webinar provides an overview of key user features of the updated system and tips on how to avoid technical issues. This webinar is available in CMA's online resource library and is free to all interested parties.
Physicians who experience problems with the new system should contact the DOJ CURES Help Desk at (916) 227-3843 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Providers are also encouraged to report these technical issues to CMA's member service center at (800) 786-4262 or email@example.com.