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Coronavirus Disease 2019
Controlled Dangerous Substances
Frequently Asked Questions During
Covid-19 (Updated May 15, 2020)
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Due to COVID-19, state office buildings are
closed to the public. For all inquiries,
please email the Office of Controlled Substances Administration (OCSA). We look forward to serving you.
At this time applications are still being received online and by
mail, and OCSA is processing both new and renewal applications.
Updates will be provided in response to this rapidly evolving
situation. All CDS Registrants should check this page often for updates.
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Effective March 12, 2020, the State of Maryland has suspended the
expiration date on all licenses, including registrations issued by the Office
of Controlled Substances Administration (OCSA), until 30 days after the end of
the current State of Emergency due to COVID-19.
Please see the Memo for additional information on how this affects your CDS registration.
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.
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