Senate Bill 195 by Sen. Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown), and Rep. Myra Crownover (R-Denton) eliminates the controlled substances registration (CSR) permit program, effective Sept. 1, 2016. To implement the change, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) says it automatically renewed all active or current CSRs on Aug. 20, 2015. They will expire on Aug. 31, 2016.
DPS adds that it will not mail new certificates with automatic renewals. To verify your CSR, check the CSR Search & Verification System.
DPS notes the change does not apply to registrations that expired on or before July 31, 2015. To renew an expired CSR, you must submit a renewal application and pay the $25 renewal fee and $50 late fee. DPS has instructions for submitting new or renewal applications. Contact DPS if you need assistance.
The department says it will continue to accept and process new registrations. New registrations issued after Aug. 20, 2015, will expire Aug. 31, 2016. New registrants must submit a completed application and $25 processing fee. DPS says fees will not be prorated.
Visit the DPS CSR webpage for updates and additional information.
TMA actively supported SB 195, which also moves the state's electronic prescription drug monitoring database from DPS to the Texas Board of Pharmacy and broadens physicians' authority to delegate who can access the database.
Action, Sept. 1, 2015
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April 20, 2018