PDMP Registration

New legislation has extended the CURES registration requirement deadline to July 1, 2016 (AB 679, Travis Allen). Governor Brown announced on October 11th that he signed AB 679 into law, extending the registration deadline six months for all California-licensed pharmacists and all California-licensed prescribers who also possess a Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substances Registration Certification. Universal adoption of CURES 2.0 will take place soon, affording fully automated registration process for new applicants. All existing CURES users will be grandfathered into CURES 2.0 program.

California Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

The California Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), CURES, is committed to assisting in the reduction of pharmaceutical drug diversion without affecting legitimate medical practice and patient care.

The CURES system is designed to identify and deter drug abuse and diversion through accurate and rapid tracking of Schedule II through IV controlled substances. It is a valuable investigative, preventive and educational tool for law enforcement, regulatory boards, educational researchers, and the healthcare community.

The Department of Justice PDMP system allows pre-registered users including licensed healthcare prescribers, pharmacists authorized to dispense controlled substances, law enforcement, and regulatory boards to access timely patient prescription history information to better identify and prevent the abuse of prescription drugs. The role of the PDMP entrusts that well informed prescribers and pharmacists can and will use their professional expertise to evaluate their patients care and assist those patients who may be abusing controlled substances.

In order to obtain access to the PDMP System you must submit a registration form electronically. Please be sure to complete the correct form:

Please note that CURES applicants must complete their registration process by submitting an online registration. Additionally, they must submit a notarized application form (available to print immediately after submitting the online registration), along with the validating documents listed at the top of each application form. Having the following documents available will be helpful to completing the registration application: U.S. Government-issued ID, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration, State Professional License (i.e., Physician, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, etc.) The application must be submitted to the Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigative Services/PDMP, P.O. Box 160447, Sacramento, CA 95816, or electronically in the form of PDF attachments to .