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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OVERVIEW: REGISTRATION AND LICENSING
Every person who engages in research with controlled substances must acquire a State of Michigan controlled substance research license and a DEA researcher registration to receive, distribute, store, and administer controlled substances for research purposes at the University. The State of Michigan license and DEA registration must be active for the location (building and room number) where controlled substances are delivered, stored, and administered.
Each principal investigator who stores, receives, or administers controlled substances at his or her laboratory location must be licensed with the State of Michigan and registered with the DEA at that location. A separate license is required for each principal place of business.
Inspections or notification of inspections by DEA Diversion Investigators, State of Michigan Bureau of Health Professions Investigators, or law enforcement agencies must be reported to Environmental Health and Safety (355-0153).
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Registration
Every person that engages in research with controlled substances must be registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA. There are different activities that require different registration types. Further, one registration type might not cover two different activities, such as research with controlled substances and dispensing of controlled substances.
The DEA application for registration can be found online at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov. DEA form #225 should be completed to obtain a researcher registration.
The State of Michigan License
In addition to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency paperwork, applicants in the State of Michigan must fill out and submit the “Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Application for Controlled Substance Research License.” This form is required for every person who manufactures, distributes, prescribes, dispenses or conducts research with controlled substances.