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CURES Reporting Requirements for Direct Dispensing Practitioners

Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 11190(c)(2)(A), practitioners that dispense controlled substances directly to their patients must report the dispensing information to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ, in coordination with Atlantic Associates, Inc. (AAI), released the online direct dispense application which can be accessed at This application allows direct dispensing practitioners to electronically report the dispensing data required by DOJ. Additionally, DOJ is requiring several new data fields be reported to CURES effective January 1, 2013. Data submitted without these additional fields after February 28, 2013, will be rejected.

With implementation of this new online direct dispense reporting application, the DOJ no longer accepts paper direct dispense reports, nor grants any reporting exemptions. Reporting exemptions previously granted will no longer be in effect. Direct dispensers will have until February 28, 2013 to conform to the new electronic reporting format. If you have already registered with AAI and are submitting files through the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), you do not need to re-register for the Direct Dispense application.

In order to access this secured site, you must first complete the registration application at Please note: Once a registration application has been submitted, an email confirmation from AAI will provide approved users with a Username and temporary Password. If an email confirmation is not received within 48 hours of submitting the registration application, please contact AAI at or (800) 539-3370.

Instructions on how to register for an account, enter information, and add information can be found on the Direct Dispense website at

For additional information related to reporting controlled substance prescription data, please contact AAI at or (800) 539-3370. If you wish to provide feedback to the DOJ relating the Direct Dispense application, please email

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