I was on www.dea.gov trying to get a dea license and it asks if the state that I have a license in has a separate DEA number...what does this mean? also, what happens if I list one state and then Id ecide to move to anotehr state?
Some states require you to have a state issued license to dispense controlled substances (ie, New Jersey requires you to have a CDS license in addition to your DEA).gapper said:
Yes - you are correct & your DEA # is issued for life, even if you move or change your name - the number remains the same & its source is always on the original state's DEA database. The exception (there are always exceptions with pharmacy!) is if your DEA # is revoked. If it is reissued, it gets a new #. You just need to inform the DEA of the move (so they can send the bill to the right address), but otherwise it is good in most states.Kimberli Cox said:Some states require you to have a state issued license to dispense controlled substances (ie, New Jersey requires you to have a CDS license in addition to your DEA).
If you list one state but then decide to move to another state, you have to notify the DEA of your change of address. If the new state doesn't require you to have an additional license, then there is nothing more to do. If it does, then of course you have to apply for that state's license as well.
Of the top of my head, I think its around 15 states or so which require the additional license.