DEA numbers and relief veterinary work
In a dvm360® interview, the cofounder of Ask Jan, revealed a few must-have items each part-time or relief veterinarian needs, plus shared why she advises having a DEA number when working as a part-time or relief veterinarian.
During an interview at the Fetch dvm360® San Diego conference, Jan Woods, cofounder of Ask Jan, disclosed a few important documents every part-time or relief veterinarian must provide in order to administer, dispense, and prescribe controlled substances, plus stressed the significance of having a DEA number.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:
Jan Woods, cofounder of Ask Jan: If you do not have a DEA number, you may not prescribe controlled substances. It doesn't matter how many times you try to move that around where you're providing relief [work]...If you come in and you're working under somebody, then, as a relief veterinarian, you should provide 3 things (sometimes it's 4 things in some states). First is a copy of your current DVM license, second is a copy of your current DEA license, third is a copy of your professional liability that covers you from an insurance perspective, and the fourth is if you're in a state that requires a state control substance license.