Office of Controlled Substances Administration

​The Office of Controlled Substances Administration (OCSA) enforces the Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Act and ensures the availability of drugs for legitimate medical and scientific purposes. OCSA also issues CDS permits to practitioners, researchers, and establishments that administer, prescribe, dispense, distribute, manufacture, conduct research and conduct chemical analysis of CDS. ​​

Maryland Department of Health Implements its Controlled Dangerous Substances Application Online System

The Office of Controlled Substances Administration is accepting applications in real time effective December 1, 2017

The CDS Registration Renewal digital platform can be accessed by clicking the image below


Office Business Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

No Walk-ins Accepted 

Holiday Schedule

Main Office Phone Number:

Local: 410-764-2890

Toll Free: (866) 240-7458

Fax Number: 410-358-1793


Office of Controlled Substances Administration Staff


Audrey P. Clark, MPA

Deputy Director:

James W. Polek, P.D​

Assistant Deputy Director:

Olivia A. James

Chief o​​f Business & Operations:

Sharein D. Greene


Howard Minster, R.Ph.

Julia Wood, R.Ph.​

Lisa Guy, R.Ph.

Rachel Park, R.Ph.​

Sharisse Davis,​ R.Ph.​

Ana Lazarides

Andrea Mack​

Carl Norman​

James Hoang

Robert Pelakakis

Sandra Yankosky

Sharell Myers

Customer Service Hours:

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Administrative Supervisor

Cynithia Gethers (410) 764-5926

Administrative Staff:

Gillian Thomas (410) 764-7980

Kierra Johnson (410) 764-5910​​​​​​​​

Sandra Cobb (410) 764-5054

Tiffany Lovett (410) 764-5041​