Materials Management

Effective Date: 03/01/2000

Policy Statement 30: Purchase of Controlled Substances


Federal Controlled Act

The possession and use of controlled substances (drugs having no accepted medical use or drugs having potential for abuse) are governed by the Federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970. This law requires every person who manufactures, distributes, prescribes, administers or dispenses any controlled substance or who proposes to engage in any activity utilizing controlled substances to register annually with the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration.


Hospital Clinic/Infirmary Use

The Student Health Service Pharmacist and Family Practice Center Pharmacist are registered for the University as the authorized officials to purchase controlled substances for Student Health Service and the Family Practice Center use only. This registration cannot be used to purchase controlled substances for instructional purposes, research, or other clinical applications. Practitioners and individuals within the University desiring to conduct research or otherwise handle controlled substances must obtain individual registrations from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Purchases of controlled substances cannot be made by or for the University without proper registration.