What should a facility do when they discover controlled substances are lost or missing? Drug diversion in healthcare is a serious problem contributing to the opioid epidemic in the United States. Is critical that all facilities follow meticulous procedures to account for all medications, especially controlled substances.
Registrants who notice discrepancies with controlled substances are required under federal regulations to notify the Field Division Office of the Administration in writing. The registrant must report a loss or theft of controlled substances in writing within one business day of discovering the theft or loss.
DEA Form 106 must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the Field division office in the registrant’s area. DEA Form 107 is required to report the theft or loss of listed chemicals. Note that only those that are registered and/or regulated with DEA to handle listed chemicals or controlled substances can complete and submit these forms.
For more information on the reporting required for the theft or loss of controlled substances under the Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, 21 CFR, see the Diversion Control Division of the US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration.
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