In order to prescribe in Epic, a trainee must have an NPI Number, licensed with either the Medical Board or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California and a DEA Certificate. In addition, all trainees are also required to register with PECOS and upon issuance of a DEA Certificate, register with CURES. Below you will find the necessary information to help you achieve all of these requirements.
Medical Board of California Licensure
Osteopathic Medical Board of California Licensure
NPI PECOS: CMS Identity Access Management System
Create one account with the CMSIdentity Access Management System to manage your NPPES & PECOS. Instructions and registration link are as follows:
DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Registration EPCS (Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances)
UCSDH trainees, licensed in California, are eligible for fee exempt DEA Certification. Fee waived certificates are restricted to use within the course and scope of your UCSDH training. This applies to affiliate institutions and rotations, however, is not be valid while moonlighting. With a CA medical license and DEA certificate, UCSDH trainees are eligible to prescribe controlled substances electronically (EPCS). Below are links explaining the process.
Upon issuance of your DEA Certificate, you are required by law to enroll with CURES.
- Using CURES: CURES User Guide
- CURES Enrollment
- You may order Controlled and Non-Controlled Prescription Pads
- You may be eligible to enroll for Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS)