April 16, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: CURES Drug Prescribing/Dispensing Patient Care
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 at here.
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.
The California Medical Association (CMA) recently cohosted a webinar with the Department of Justice 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.