CURES fee exemption available for some dentists

California prescribers who are registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe, dispense or administer controlled substances must also register to access the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, CURES. A $6 annual ($12 biennial) fee is assessed with licensure renewal in order to maintain the database. With the passage of Senate Bill 1478 last year, dentists whose license status is retired, disabled or inactive are exempt from the fee starting July 1. Dentists without a DEA registration also are exempt from the fee.

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