DEA Registration Applications and Renewal
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National DEA Registration Denial Lawyer

U.S. DEA registration renewal denial attorneys

Attorneys for Denials of Applications or Renewals of Controlled Substance Registration Throughout the U.S.

Medical professionals who work with controlled substances are required to maintain registration and compliance with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). These providers include those who prescribe controlled substances, such as doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and even veterinarians, as well as pharmacies that fill prescriptions and dispense drugs to consumers. If an application for a certificate of registration has been denied by the DEA, or if it chooses not to renew an existing registration, a provider will want to work with a lawyer who is experienced in matters involving DEA registration.

Whether you are applying for DEA registration, need to renew your registration, or are facing consequences due to a DEA audit or investigation, The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc. can provide the legal help you need. With our experience representing clients in matters involving controlled substances, professional licensing, and certification boards, we can help you take the right steps to protect your ability to continue practicing.

Reasons for DEA Registration Denial

An application for DEA registration may be denied based on one or more of the following reasons:

  • False information was provided on an application for DEA registration (DEA Form 224) or an application for DEA registration renewal (DEA Form 224a).
  • An applicant has been convicted of a felony under state or federal laws related to controlled substances.
  • A provider is no longer authorized to manufacture, distribute, prescribe, or dispense controlled substances due to the suspension, revocation, or denial of a state license or registration.
  • An applicant has lost their provider status and been excluded from participating in Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance programs.

Registration may also be denied if the DEA believes that allowing a medical professional to dispense or prescribe controlled substances would be "inconsistent with the public interest." The following factors will be considered when making this determination:

  • Whether a provider has not taken steps to prevent drug diversion and ensure that controlled substances are used for legitimate medical purposes.
  • Any cases in which a provider has failed to comply with local, state, or federal laws regarding controlled substances.
  • Previous criminal convictions in state or federal courts related to manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing controlled substances.
  • A provider's level of experience related to the distribution of controlled substances.
  • Any other factors that may affect public safety and health.

If the DEA chooses to deny registration to an applicant, or if it will not be renewing an existing registration, an Order to Show Cause will be issued to the applicant. Within 30 days of receiving this order, an applicant can request a DEA administrative hearing. At this hearing, an applicant or registrant can provide evidence and arguments to show why they should receive DEA registration. Failure to respond to a show-cause order will likely result in the final denial of a DEA registration application or renewal.

Contact Our United States DEA Registration Application Lawyers

If you have received notice that the DEA plans to deny your registration application or renewal, The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc. can help you respond to an Order to Show Cause and provide you with representation in your administrative hearing. If you are planning to apply for DEA registration or renew your current registration, and you are concerned about issues that could result in the denial of your application, we can help you take the right steps during the application process. We will fight to help you protect your ability to continue practicing as a medical professional. To learn more about the services we provide, contact our office and arrange a free consultation by calling us at 630-310-1267.

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