Medical Board Will Collect CURES Fees Beginning April 1

Feb 10, 2014 - Apr 02, 2014


The Medical Board of California has announced the it will soon begin collecting an additional $6 per year on doctor license applications and renewals to fund the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES). The fees, authorized by SB 809, provide funding for ongoing maintenance and staffing of CURES. Licensees can expect to see an additional $12 ($6 per year) added to their licensing fees beginning April 1, 2014.

CURES is an online database that allows authorized users, including physicians, pharmacists, law enforcement and regulatory boards, to access information about a patient’s controlled substance prescription history.

The new fees will be assessed on doctors and other licensees authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish or dispense controlled substances, including dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, nurses, physician assistants and veterinarians.