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REMINDER: Deadline to Register for CURES is July 1, 2016

REMINDER: Deadline to register for CURES is July 1, 2016

Under California law, all individuals practicing in California who possess both a state regulatory board license authorized to prescribe, dispense, furnish, or order controlled substances and a Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Registration Certificate (DEA Certificate) must register to use the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) by July 1, 2016.

CMA has compiled a list of educational materials that serve to familiarize physicians with the registration process and key features of the newly upgraded system, CURES 2.0 — click here. Additionally, CMA will be cohosting a live webinar about CURES 2.0 with the Department of Justice on March 16, 2016. Click here to sign up for this free event.

To register with the new automated system, visit http://oag.ca.gov/cures. Physicians who experience problems with the new system should contact the DOJ CURES Help Desk at (916) 227-3843 or at cures@doj.ca.gov. Providers are also encouraged to report these technical issues to the California Medical Association's member help line by calling (800) 786-4262 or emailing memberservice@cmanet.org.

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