DEA Change of Policy on Registration Renewal
Effective January 1, 2017 the Drug Enforcement Administration will eliminate the informal grace period for Registrants who fail to timely renew their Certificates of Registration. The Agency will send a single reminder to Registrants approximately 65 days prior to the expiration date. No further reminders will be issued.
Registrants who fail to submit renewal applications timely will be unable to renew through the online portal, They must use the paper renewal application. DEA registrations not timely renewed will be retired. No expired registration can be reinstated, rather upon approval of the paper application a new DEA number will be issued.
This policy change will likely result in significant inconvenience to registrant s whose applications are not timely renewed. For instance, new prescription pads will be required; new managed care contracts will have to be executed; and previously authorized refills with the retired DEA registration numbers will not be honored.