In Case You Missed It: Controlled Substance & Drug Control License Number Changes

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced on 1/16/19 changes to Controlled Substance License numbers (if the number doesn’t start with 5315) and for Drug Control License numbers (if the number doesn’t start with 5307).

If your current license didn’t start with 5315 or 5307 you should receive a new license in the mail by the end of January 2019.


Controlled Substance & Drug Control License Number Changes

Key Points

  • Changes to your Controlled Substance or Drug Control License number will only impact you if your Controlled Substance License number did not start with ‘5315’ or your Drug Control License number did not start with ‘5307’.
  • If impacted, your new license number was assigned on January 16, 2019. You should have received a new license in the mail within 7-10 business days. If you have not yet received your new license and believe you should have, contact the Licensing Division by phone at (517) 241-0199 or by email at BPLHelp@michigan.gov.
  • If you were registered in the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS), the Department of Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will provide the DEA with your new license number. If you are not registered in MAPS, please contact the DEA at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov.

Why did LARA make changes to Controlled Substance & Drug Control License numbers?

LARA is developing a new online licensing and regulatory database called the Michigan Professional Licensing User System (MiPLUS) with a goal to transfer all professions into this new system over the next several years. LARA is making changes to Controlled Substance & Drug Control License numbers to meet system requirements for MiPLUS.

Will my Controlled Substance or Drug Control License number change?

If your Controlled Substance license number did not start with “5315” or your Drug Control license number did not start with “5307” LARA has assigned you a new license number as of January 16, 2019. You should have received a new license in the mail 7-10 business days after the assignment of the new number by LARA. IF you have not yet received a new license and believe you should have, contact the Licensing Division by phone at (517) 241-0199 or by email at BPLHelp@michigan.gov.

Do I need to contact the DEA and inform them of my license number change?

  • If your license number changed and you were already registered in the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS), LARA will be sending your new license number to the DEA on your behalf.
  • If your license number changes and you were not registered in MAPS, you will need to send your new license information to the DEA. The DEA can be contacted at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov.
  • If your license number did not change, no action is needed at this time.

Where can I go to verify my license number?

Simply visit www.michigan.gov/bpl. Once on the site, click on “Verify a License” and then select the appropriate license type (i.e. nursing license, occupational license, or non-nursing health care license).

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