In conducting research and teaching activities with controlled substances, University employees and any other individuals using University resources or facilities, or receiving funds administered by the University, and volunteers and representatives who may speak or act as agents for the University must comply with this policy and federal and state regulations relating to controlled substances.
Failure to comply with this policy may be grounds for discipline by the University, referral for research misconduct proceedings, and/or reporting to external licensing authorities by the University. Any disciplinary action imposed will follow the applicable Board of Regents and administrative policies and procedures for the individual's employment.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registrants must:
- Maintain a current DEA registration whenever controlled substances are being used
- Require any person that handles controlled substances to complete a DEA-based questionnaire
- Keep a record of the questionnaire until that person no longer handles controlled substances
- Authorize the purchase, use, and disposal of controlled substances
- Maintain an accurate list of authorized users of controlled substances
- Supervise the use of controlled substances
- Conduct a physical inventory of controlled substances at least every two years
- Maintain all records for at least three years
- Report any significant volume discrepancies to University Health and Safety (UHS), University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) and DEA
Authorized users must:
- Complete and submit the DEA-based questionnaire to the DEA Registrant
- Comply with the directions for using controlled substances given by the Registrant
- Maintain accurate records of the acquisition, use, and disposition of controlled substances
- If authorized to purchase controlled substances, follow pharmacy purchasing guidelines
- Use proper personal protective equipment and adhere to safe practices while using controlled substances
- Report any significant volume discrepancies to the Unit Registrant
This policy does not apply to controlled substances dispensed by a practitioner to a patient in the course of professional practice as authorized by the practioner's license.
This policy does not cover teaching activity performed within a clinical environment. However, clinical teaching activities must comply with DEA and Minnesota MNBP.
Reason for Policy
State and federal governments have numerous regulations pertaining to the legal purchase and use of controlled substances. University employees and other individuals covered by this policy must comply with this policy in order to ensure that they follow all applicable regulations and safely handle and prevent diversion of controlled substances.