Reminder: Physicians No Longer Need Controlled Substances Registration

TMA reminds its members they no longer need a Department of Public Safety (DPS) controlled substances registration (CSR) permit.

Thanks to TMA's advocacy during the 2015 legislative session, the CSR was eliminated as of Sept. 1, 2016. At the same time, the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) was moved from DPS to a new online system created by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP). This online portal is designed to facilitate physician participation in the program. Physicians and health care providers can set up an account to enter information or check existing prescriptions of Texas patients. 

The TSBP Texas Prescription Monitoring Program website features information on prescription pad orders, other resources, and FAQs with additional information on electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

If you have any questions or concerns, call (844) 489-4767. Technical assistance is available Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm CT. 

For more information about the transition to TSBP, call (512) 305-8050, email texaspmp[at]pharmacy[dot]texas[dot]gov, or watch the TMA-produced video featuring a pharmacy board expert explaining how physicians can sign up for and use the new web-based PMP interface.

Action, May 15, 2017

Last Updated On

May 15, 2017

Originally Published On

May 12, 2017

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