Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Administrative Rules for Pharmacy - Controlled Substances  
Rule Set 2020-82 LR  
Thursday, September 9, 2021  
01:00 PM  
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:  
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  
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the  
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.  
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 517-241-7500 to make