The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will now require all applications for DEA registrations, and renewal of those registrations, to be submitted online. This final rule is effective May 11, 2022. The full notice can be found here.
Per the DEA, regulatory changes are needed to modernize DEA's approach to registration and renewal applications. The proposed changes require online submission and eliminate inefficient paper applications. Typographical errors or missing pieces of information routinely resulted in delayed or rejected applications. DEA has determined the online application process will prove more efficient and effective for both DEA and registrants.