CHA News Article

New Law Extends Mandatory CURES Registration
Practitioner deadline extended to July 1

Gov. Brown has signed into law AB 679 (Allen, Chapter 778, Statutes of 2015), extending the deadline for registering with the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES). Previous law required that all pharmacists and health care practitioners who are authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish or dispense Schedule II, III or IV controlled substances register with CURES by Jan. 1, 2016. Practitioners now have until July 1, 2016 to register. More information is available on the California Prescription Drug Monitoring Program website

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