Licensing Requirements

New York State Public Health Law Article 33 requires a license, unless otherwise expressly provided, to be issued by the department of health to engage in controlled substance activity. Licenses are valid for two years from their effective date.

A separate application and fee is required for each license classification. Prior to the expiration date of your license, you will be provided with the materials necessary for renewal.

All sections of the application must be completed. A detailed description of the proposed storage of controlled substances must be completed.

Supplemental Application Requirements

Researchers, Laboratories and Instructional Activities utilizing Controlled Substances

Emergency Medical Services

Requirements for the utilization of controlled substances by Emergency Medical Services are contained in Section 80.136 of Title 10 regulations. These include requirements for the purchasing, possessing, delivering, administering and safeguarding of controlled substances. The Department of Health's Bureau of EMS reviews work plans and assists the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement in processing license applications to engage in a controlled substance activity.