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OCSA Update

Post Card re Online Registration 
 Effective December 31, 2020, OCSA will no longer be accepting paper CDS applications for a new registration and renewal registration within the current renewal period.   Please go to the OCSA online website at https://egov.maryland.gov/mdh/cds to register or renew a controlled dangerous substances registration.

OCSA is accepting CDS applications for an address change, name change, change of ownership, replacement/duplicate copy of CDS certificate, and expired renewal registration.  Please visit the OCSA website​ to download the CDS applicationfor those functions. Please submit the CDS application to the Office of Controlled Substances Administration, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.


O​ffice of Provider Engagement and Regulation

The mission of the Office of Provider Engagement and Regulation (OPER) is to provide a 
center of support for prescribers and dispensers to better promote professional education, informed clinical decision-making, best practices and innovation so that 
Maryland patients experience optimal access, efficacy and safety in connection
with controlled substances.   

OPER was formed February 2019 and consists of the Office of Controlled Substances Administration (OCSA) and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
The OCSA and the PDMP continue to prioritize all existing directives, and OPER 
maintains all mandated requirements and restrictions related to data access.  
For more information on the OCSA and PDMP, please click the links below 
to the program websites.

OPER Director - Vacant

Deputy Director - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
General Email:  MDH.PDMP@maryland.gov​ 

Deputy Director - Office of Controlled Substances Administration
General Email:  Maryland.OCSA@maryland.gov

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