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


Hours of Operation:
Office Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
No Walk-ins Accepted 
Main Office Phone Number:
Local: 410-764-2890
Toll Free: (866) 240-7458
Fax Number: 410-358-1793
Office of Controlled Substances Administration Staff
Deputy Director:

Assistant Deputy Director:

Chief o​​f Business & Operations

Customer Service Hours:
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Administrative Supervisor
Cynithia Gethers (410) 764-5926

Administrative Staff:
Tiffany Lovett (410) 764-5041
Sandra Cobb (410) 764-5054
Gillian Thomas (410) 764-7980
Kierra Johnson (410) 764-5910​​​​​​​​