Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants may now prescribe limited quantities of Schedule II controlled substances.
Before applying to the DEA for a Schedule II permit, an APN or PA who has been given controlled substances prescriptive authority must first obtain an IL mid-level practitioner controlled substance (CS) license or update his or her current controlled substance license to include Schedule II controlled substances.
An APN or PA who has an active Illinois CS license should submit an updated Notice of Delegated Prescriptive Authority for Controlled Substances. You must indicate all Drug Schedules on the form. When the prescriptive authority is updated an acknowledgement notice will be sent to the collaborating or supervising physician. No fee is required to update a current license.
An APN or PA who does NOT currently hold an IL CS license will need to submit an application, Notice of Delegated Prescriptive Authority for Controlled Substances and fee.
The application packet and Notice of Delegated Prescriptive Authority form are available on the profession information page for APN’s and PA’s at www.idfpr.com.
After receiving or updating the Illinois controlled substance license, an APN or PA must then apply for a DEA permit. That application is also online.