Pharmacy Policy Manual
Policy #: 7.3
Title: Physician DEA Numbers
I. PURPOSE: To define the procedure used by physicians to obtain DEA registration for the
authority to prescribe controlled substances using outpatient prescriptions.
II. POLICY: Physicians must hold current DEA Registration to prescribe controlled substances
using outpatient prescriptions.
A. Registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration is required for any physician who
wishes to write prescriptions for controlled drugs on an outpatient basis.
B. Registration is obtained only by physicians who have obtained a full license to practice
medicine in the state of Wisconsin.
C. Licensed physicians interested in obtaining a permanent DEA number can obtain an
1. From the House Staff Office.
2. Writing to the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, P.O.
Box 28083 Central Station, Washington D.C. 20005.
3. Via online registration process at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov
A. AUTHORED BY: Dave Musa
B. COMMITTEE APPROVAL BY: None
Approved By: ____________________________
Director of Pharmacy Services