Controlled Substance Utilization, Review, and Evaluation System (CURES) and Controlled Substance Prescriptions

NOTE: Governor Brown has signed legislation that will delay implementation of the CURES registration requirements for furnishers/prescribers and pharmacists that was set to take effect January 1, 2016. The new deadline is July 1, 2016.

Effective July 1, 2016, all California licensed furnishing/prescribing practitioners and pharmacists must be registered to access the Controlled Substance Utilization, Review, and Evaluation System (CURES) Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. To register, please visit the CURES registration page.

To assist individuals with the CURES registration process, the Department of Justice has released a CURES 2.0 registration tip sheet. For detailed information about CURES or the registration process, please visit the Department of Justice CURES website.

E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances

E-prescribing of controlled substances is now authorized federally and in California for all Schedule II-V. Requirements can be found in the California State Board of Pharmacy and Medical Board of California Manual for Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances.

For more information on Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS), please visit the Office of Diversion Control website.

CURES Contact Information and Support (DOJ)