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Attorneys for Voluntary Surrender of DEA Registration

Lawyers Providing Legal Help in Cases Where the DEA Asks for the Voluntary Surrender of Controlled Substance Registration

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulates the use of controlled substances in the United States, and it may investigate practitioners who prescribe these drugs or pharmacies that dispense them to patients. For many medical providers, the prospect of DEA enforcement actions can be very frightening, since accusations that a person has violated the law can not only affect their career and professional license, but these claims could potentially lead to criminal charges. If the DEA has contacted you and asked you to voluntarily surrender your controlled substance registration, you may be tempted to accept this offer in hopes that you can avoid more serious penalties. However, doing so can lead to other unforeseen consequences, and you will want to consult with an attorney to determine your best options.

At the Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC, we know the laws surrounding practitioners and pharmacies who work with controlled substances. We have worked with a wide variety of medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacies, physician assistants, and dentists, to address issues related to the DEA. If you have been asked to surrender your DEA registration, or if you are facing other consequences related to alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), we can help you understand how to proceed, and we will fight to ensure that you can maintain your ability to continue working in your chosen field.

Consequences of Surrendering Your DEA Registration

After performing an investigation or audit, the DEA may believe that a person has committed violations of the CSA or that allowing a provider to prescribe or dispense controlled substances would not be in the public interest. However, pursuing a case against a provider can be a lengthy process, and the DEA may attempt to save time and expense by offering the provider the option to voluntarily surrender their DEA registration. Due to fear of criminal prosecution, a provider may feel as if they have no other choice but to comply with this request.

It is important to understand that if you do surrender your DEA registration, you are giving up the right to defend yourself against the loss of your registration in an administrative hearing. You will lose all privileges to prescribe, possess, administer, distribute, or dispense controlled substances, and you may not be able to reapply for DEA registration in the future. In addition, the surrender of your DEA registration could lead to other actions that affect your practice and your career. Your state medical license may be suspended or revoked, and you could also face the loss of hospital privileges or the loss of provider status with insurance companies, Medicare, or Medicaid.

If you do not surrender your registration, the DEA may or may not choose to take further action against you. If the DEA decides to suspend or revoke your registration, it will issue an Order to Show Cause, and you will be given the opportunity to respond to this order, request an administrative hearing, and demonstrate why you should be able to keep your registration. The adjudication process can take months or even years, and in most cases, you will be able to continue practicing during this time. With the proper legal representation, you can take steps to protect your ability to practice rather than giving up your controlled substance privileges.

Contact Our United States DEA Surrender Lawyer

Before agreeing to surrender your DEA registration, you should consult with the attorneys at the Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC. We can review the facts of your case and help you determine the best ways to proceed, and we will do everything we can to minimize the potential consequences to your registration, your medical license, and your career. Contact us by calling 630-310-1267 to set up your free consultation today.

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