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California Dental News: CURES Enrollment Date Delayed

On October 11th, Governor Brown signed AB 679 into law, which will push back the CURES enrollment deadline from January 1, 2016, to July 1, 2016. CURES, which stands for Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, stores Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substance prescription information reported as dispensed in California in order to identify and deter drug abuse and diversion.

CURES 2.0 was expected to go live on July 1, 2015, but fell behind schedule. The enrollment postponement will allow the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to get back on schedule with the CURES update rollout. All dentists who are authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish, or dispense controlled substances must register for CURES 2.0 by July 1, 2016.

For more information, refer to DOJ’s online CURES information.

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