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DEA COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Virus

Dear DEA Registered Practitioners:

In an effort to facilitate continuous patient care during quickly changing scenarios that are arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, DEA has issued several exceptions to its regulations.  One of these exceptions pertains to the “five percent” rule.

The guidance letter, titled DEA Practitioners 5% Rule Exception, provides an exception to the “five percent” rule, allowing for the distribution of controlled substances of more than five percent that a practitioner can distribute to another practitioner during the calendar year.

This exception is in effect from January 1, 2020, until the date this exception ends.   

Thank you for all you have done and are continuing to do to help combat COVID-19. 

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