DEA Registration

Learn how to comply with new DEA guidelines for prescribing controlled substances.

Section 1263 of the spending bill passed by the U.S. Congress in December 2022 requires prescribers of controlled substances to complete eight hours of one-time training on safe controlled substance prescribing to receive or renew their registration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The statutory language was taken from a separate bill called the Medication Access and Training Expansion Act (or MATE Act).

Here are questions and answers to assist dentists in complying with continuing education requirements for DEA registration.