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March 18, 2022 DEA Defense Lawyers

Have you had your DEA license denied by the DEA? Are you looking for help appealing this decision? The Spodek Law Group helps healthcare professionals with all types of issues with the DEA. When your DEA license is denied, or revoked, legal representation is your only true choice.

When a healthcare provider has a DEA license, he or she can prescribe/administer controlled substances. This is important because many patients need controlled substances. The workplace you are working in, will want to ensure that they are compliant with all laws – and that means making sure that the healthcare professionals they employ can properly administer and license controlled substances.

The DEA is a law enforcement agency. It’s purview is under the US government. The agency works very hard to prevent drug trafficking, and prevent the illegal manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs.

How to get a DEA license or number

Getting a DEA license is simple. Healthcare providers need to first ensure they meet the licensing requirements of their state. If they do, they can then apply for a DEA registration. With the application, you must submit application fees, which are non-refundable. Once this is done, the DEA license will be issued. If your application is denied, then you can appeal this decision. It is best to deal with an appeal – by hiring a DEA license defense attorney who can advise you.

Who needs a DEA registration?

DEA registrations are necessary for anyone who is working in a healthcare role – that needs to prescribe or administer drugs which are labeled as controlled substances. Below are examples of controlled substances:

  • Oxycodone
  • Morphine
  • Ritalin
  • Vicodin
  • Valium
  • Xanax

Examples of jobs that might need a DEA license include: physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and veterinarians. Controlled substances are often prescribed, administered, or distributed, by many healthcare providers. Your DEA registration ensures that you can do this legally.

DEA registration application defense counsel might be necessary

Sometimes people will apply for a DEA license and their registration is denied. This is the right time to find an attorney. DEA license denial lawyers can help you appeal a denial, and overturn it – so you can get your license. Many people wonder if they can practice without a DEA license. If you are required, as a part of your job, to prescribe medication – then you cannot do that without a DEA license. The DEA’s job is to enforce all controlled substance regulations and prevent drug trafficking, and prevent the abuse of drugs and lower the death rate from the use of drugs.

What are some jobs that require a DEA license and registratoin

DEA license means you are approved to prescribe controlled substances. Once you have the license, you can prescribe medication to patients. If you are working at a medical facility, you most likely will be screened and get a license. There are particular jobs that require a DEA license. Below are some of them:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians

How to get your DEA license and DEA certification

Any health care provider who deals with controlled substances has to get a DEA license or number.

  • You have to meet state licensing requirements, like having a license to practice medicine
  • You have to register with the DEA by filling out a DEA Form 224
  • You have to pay the fees required
  • You have to renew your license periodically

If you’ve applied for a DEA license and were denied, it’s not the end of the road. You can appeal the decision. If you hire a DEA license denial lawyer – this is the first step.



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