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    CDS Application

    OCSA No Longer Issues Paper CDS Registration Certificates​​​

    Once your certificate has be​en processed, you will be sent an electronic copy of your CDS Registration Certificate to the email address listed on your CDS application. In addition, you can visit the CDS search page​ and print your CDS registration information page to use as verification of your CDS registration.​


    Effective December 31, 2020

    All CDS applications for a new registration and renewal registration are required to be electronically submitted. 

    OCSA will no longer be accepting paper applications unless it falls into one of these categories

    1.) Address Change  2.) Name Change  3.) Changes of Ownership  4.)  Duplicates ​

    Online CDS Registration & Renewal Information
    Click Here to Begin CDS Online Regist ration

    Phy sical Practitioner CDS Application Information
    Practitioner - 3 Year Application (Fillable)
    Practitione r - 3 Year Application Instructions

    Physical Establishment CDS Application Information
    Establishment - 3 Year Application (Fillable)
    Establishment - 3 Year Application Instructions

    PDMP Mandate Effective February 15, 2018

    All MD licensed healthcare providers must register with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) prior to obtaining a new or renewal of CDS Registration. To register with PDMP, go to CRISP website at https://crisphealth.org/   Submit to OCSA the PDMP email confirmation that includes the  confirmation code number.

    Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP )
    Register with PDMP
    PDMP Use Mandate Effective July 1, 2018 for CDS Prescribers and Pharmacists
    Discontinuing Practices
    CDS  Registration Surrender Letter