Frequently Asked Questions
CURES stores and maintains Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substance prescription information reported as dispensed in California. CURES contains the following information: patient name, patient date of birth, patient address, prescriber name, prescriber DEA number, pharmacy name, pharmacy license number, date prescription was filled, prescription number, drug name, drug quantity and strength, and number of refills remaining.
As outlined in California Health & Safety (H&S) Code §11165.1(a)(1)(A), prescribers authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish, or dispense Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV controlled substances and pharmacists may have access to CURES data for patient care purposes. On Sept. 27, 2013, Senate Bill 809 passed requiring prescribers and pharmacists to apply for CURES access by January 1, 2016.
Additionally, pursuant to H&S Code §11165(c)(2), CURES data is also available to appropriate state, local, and federal public agencies, law enforcement, and regulatory boards for disciplinary, civil, or criminal purposes. The Department of Justice may also provide data to other agencies and entities, as determined by the Department of Justice, for educational, peer review, statistical, or research purposes, provided that patient identity information is not disclosed.
Data contained in CURES is reported to DOJ by pharmacies and direct dispensers. If you are a patient with incorrect information on your CURES report, please notify the reporting pharmacy of the error. Any error reported to CURES may be submitted for correction to DOJ only by the original reporting pharmacy or dispenser. For information on how to submit controlled substance prescription data or data corrections, pharmacies and direct dispensers may contact Atlantic Associates, Inc. by email at CACures@aainh.com or by phone at (800) 539-3370.
Work with your patient to obtain the help they may need. Refer to the Medical Board of California "Guidelines for Prescribing Controlled Substances for Pain, pdf" and the California Department of Health Care Services, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services for assistance in your county.
Yes, if we can verify your DEA number and the person is under your care.
CURES - BCIIS
P.O. Box 160447
Sacramento, CA 95816