2018 Controlled Substance Dispensing Practitioner Registration Renewal Instructions
You are currently registered with the Board as a Controlled Substance Dispensing Practitioner for one or more locations. This registration authorizes you to administer and dispense controlled substances in an office-based setting. Your current Controlled Substance Dispensing Practitioner registration will expire at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2018, unless you renew your registration by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018.
Controlled Substance Dispensing Practitioner registration renewal is separate and distinct from the renewal of your license to practice medicine and surgery and requires the submission of a separate application and registration fee to the Board.
Changes to the Board’s legislative rule governing office-based dispensing went into effect on July 5, 2017. These changes may affect whether or not you choose to renew your current registration. If you engage in office-based dispensing and/or administering of controlled substances, including free samples of controlled substances, you must be registered with the Board as a Controlled Substance Dispensing Practitioner. You do not need to maintain dispensing registration with the Board if: (1) you only administer and/or dispense non-controlled substance medications in an office-based setting; or (2) your administration or dispensing of controlled substances is limited to hospitals (including emergency departments), other in-patient settings or ambulatory surgical centers. If you no longer need to be registered with the Board, simply let your current registration expire.
To renew your Controlled Substance Dispensing Practitioner registration for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020:
- Download and complete the Controlled Substance Dispensing Practitioner renewal application and instructions from the Board’s website.
- Calculate the required fee (number of dispensing locations x $30.00 = fee).
- Sign and date the attestation.
- Submit the completed renewal application, with the appropriate fee made payable to the West Virginia Board of Medicine, via US mail early enough that it arrives before the renewal deadline of 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018. All incomplete applications will be returned to your address of record with the Board unprocessed and the resulting delay may result in the expiration of your registration.
If the Board does not receive a complete Controlled Substance Dispensing Practitioner registration renewal application from you by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018, your current registration(s) will expire and you will no longer be authorized to engage in office-based dispensing and or administering of controlled substance medications. For additional information on renewing your controlled substance dispensing registration, please review the Board’s Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Jett, Certifications Analyst, at (304) 558-2921 ext. 70012, or Kimberly.R.Jett@wv.gov.