OBTAINING A DEA LICENSE FOR PRESCRIBING CONTROLLED

 MEDICATIONS

PAs CANNOT PRESCRIBE OR DISPENSE SCHEDULE II DRUGS UNTIL YOU RESUBMIT THE NED FORM CHECKING OFF SCHEDULE 2 AND 2N, ADMINISTER, PRESCRIBE, AND DISPENSE, (if you are going to dispense). 

(Your Federal DEA license must match)

If you need to change your Federal DEA license to include 2 and 2N medications, log in to the DEA registration change page and add the 2 and 2N categories.  You will have to submit this to the NED with your application changes.  It takes about 4-5 business days to get this in the mail, but you can print a duplicate certificate as soon as it is available from the DEA “print duplicate page”.

HAVE YOUR SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN SIGN THE FORM AND THEN SUBMIT IT TO THE NED OFFICE.  YOU CAN EXPEDITE THIS IF YOU LIKE BY TAKING THE SIGNED FORM DIRECTLY TO THE NED OFFICE ON KOAPAKA STREET.  YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE LICENSE THE SAME DAY. IF YOU ALREADY HAD INPATIENT SCHEDULE II DRUG PRIVILEGES, THE NED WILL NOT ISSUE A NEW LICENSE, BUT WILL REGISTER YOU FOR SCHEDULE II PRESCRIPTIVE PRIVILEGES.  YOUR LICENSE ALREADY SAYS ADMINISTER AND PRESCRIBE.

Please follow this link to find the official notice from the Hawaii Medical Board and to find the new NED application.

We have been advised by the NED staff that there is no mechanism in place for the NED to notify pharmacies when a PA becomes licensed to prescribe Schedule II drugs. Pharmacies have been contacting the NED on a case by case basis to confirm PA Schedule II drug privileges.  This has lead to some delays for patients in obtaining their prescriptions.

HAPA's recommendation is that PAs forward copies of their new NED licenses to the pharmacies that they use on a regular basis. We will be checking with the pharmacy board to see if there might be a solution to this problem.
This link takes you to the amended HAR 16-85-49.  You have to scroll to page 49 of the document to find the amendments.

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