Fraudulent Prescriptions and/or Fraudulent Practitioner?
The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) issues the following change in registrant renewal policy: Once a DEA number has expired, the time frame the registrant has to renew and retain their original DEA number HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM 7 MONTHS TO 30 DAYS.*
The Joint Commission considers DEANumber a Source Document for DEA number verification.
*Registrants are still not allowed to handle controlled substances if their DEA registration has expired.