Controlled Substances

The Controlled Substances program provides services to all UCSF campus laboratory activities and non-medical support facilities, inclyding those under contracts or grants. Refer to the Controlled Substances Manual for eligibility to participate in the program.

The acquisition, use and disposal of Controlled Substances at UCSF is subject to strict Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and State Department of Justice regulations, as well as University of California directives. These regulations and directives set specific requirements and restrictions on registration, acquisition, usage, record keeping, transfer, storage and disposal. The purpose of this document is to establish the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) controlled substance program which meets Federal, State and University of California (UC) requirements.

Individuals who manufacture, distribute, dispense, import, export, conduct research or perform chemical analysis with any Controlled Substances including Precursor Chemicals are subject to a DEA registration. The UCSF campus (locations in San Francisco City and County) is registered with the DEA for all research activities involving Schedule II through V Controlled Substances. Research involving Schedule I drugs as well as the other activities referenced above require an independent registration directly with the DEA (EH&S must be immediately notified of all independent Controlled Substance registrations obtained by UCSF campus personnel).

Services

Documents & Resources

DEA Inventory Controlled Substances Manual
Distribution, Purchasing, & Transferring Inventory Form
User Permits Disposal Forms
Compliance Usage Logs
Laboratory Clearance DEA/ CA Department of Justice