Compliance with DEA Regulation of Controlled Substances

Controlled SubstancesAmy L. Grice, VMD, MBA

Veterinarians frequently use controlled substances (CSs) during the performance of their work. Whether used for sedation, anesthesia, euthanasia, or treatment of chronic medical conditions, controlled substances are part of most practitioners’ daily life. Because of the ubiquitous nature of their use, it is easy to become casual or even cavalier about these drugs. However, there are significant penalties for failure to adhere to the comprehensive statutes regarding CSs.This presentation will provide an overview of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and outline the  importance of compliance, the most important areas of non-compliance for veterinary practices, the best practices for meeting compliance requirements, how to handle theft of CSs from your practice, what to do if the DEA arrives at your door, and resources available to assist you in compliance.

This two-part course consists of one proceedings paper and the accompanying 2019 AAEP Convention presentation. The video has been split into two parts for ease of download and viewing; as one video part concludes, the next will unlock.

You must view all sections of the course before the quiz will unlock.

Course objectives:

With the successful completion of this course, you will understand

  • an overview of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • the importance of compliance
  • most important areas of non-compliance for veterinary practices
  • best practices for meeting compliance requirements
  • how to handle theft of controlled substances from your practice
  • what to do if the DEA arrives at your door
  • resources available to assist you in compliance

Continuing education credit:

  • 1 credit hour Non-medical, Non-interactive/Anytime, with a passing score of at least 70%

Approximate duration:

  • 1 hour

Requirements:

  • View the presentation, approximately 37 minutes
  • Read the proceedings article, approximately 5600 words
  • Study the accompanying linked resources
  • Complete quiz
Compliance with Drug Enforcement Administration Regulation of Controlled Substances01:17:00
Watch the presentation, part 1 00:12:00
Watch the presentation, part 2 00:25:00
Read the paper from the 2019 AAEP Convention Proceedings 00:30:00
Pass the quiz to earn CE credit
Resources 00:10:00
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