Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Administrative Rules for Pharmacy - Controlled Substances
Rule Set 2020-82 LR
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Location: G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium
525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing to receive public
comments on proposed changes to the Pharmacy - Controlled Substances rule set.
The proposed revisions to the rules will: adopt the federal schedule of controlled substances; clarify
when a controlled substance license is required; modify the requirements for opioids and other controlled
substances training; modify the licensure requirements for prescribers who provide maintenance or
detoxification treatment in the course of their professional practice or who are registered with the DEA to
provide such treatment; clarify when a licensee may prescribe, dispense, and administer a controlled
substance to a drug dependent individual; clarify “significant” loss; clarify when an inventory of
controlled substances is required; modify record retention to two years for most records and 5 years for
an original prescription; provide the requirements for electronic transmission of prescriptions; provide the
process for a waiver from the mandate to electronically transmit a prescription; and modify reporting to
the electronic system for monitoring.
By authority conferred on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional
Licensing in consultation with the Board of Pharmacy pursuant to MCL 333.7106, MCL 333.7109, MCL
333.7203, MCL 333.7216, MCL 333.7301, MCL 333.7303, MCL 333.7303a, MCL 333.7321, MCL
333.7333, MCL 333.17754, MCL 333.7333a; and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2,
2003-1, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001, 445.2011, and 445.2030.
The proposed rules will take effect immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed
Michigan Register in the 9/1/2021 issue. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or
electronic transmission at the following address: BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov.
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing or by mail or electronic mail at the
following address until 9/9/2021 at 05:00PM.
Comments on the proposed rules may be presented in person at the public hearing. Written comments
will also be accepted from date of publication until 5:00 p.m. on September 9, 2021,
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Professional Licensing– Boards and
Committees Section P.O. Box 30670 Lansing, MI 48909-8170 Attention: Policy Analyst