Tuesday, August 21, 2018


REMINDER: Deadline to Register for CURES 2.0 is July 1, 2016

Under California law, all individuals practicing in California who possess both a state regulatory board license authorized to prescribe, dispense, furnish or order controlled substances and a Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Registration Certificate (DEA Certificate) must submit an application to register for the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) by July 1, 2016.

The California Medical Association (CMA) has compiled a list of educational materials to familiarize physicians with the registration process and key features of the newly upgraded system, CURES 2.0. These resources include tips on how to register for CURES 2.0 and an on-demand webinar that walks users through that process. These resources are available at www.cmanet.org/cures.

To register with the new automated system, visit http://oag.ca.gov/cures. Physicians who experience problems with the new system should contact the DOJ CURES Help Desk at (916) 227-3843 or cures@doj.ca.gov. Providers are also encouraged to report these technical issues to CMA's member service center at (800) 786-4262 or memberservice@cmanet.org.

OCMA Partners with Orange Coast Magazine for Physicians of the Excellence 2017

The Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine will be partnering again in 2017 for the prestigious Physicians of Excellence recognition program.  This collaboration dates back to the beginning of the program in 2004.  The Orange County Register was the sponsor of the event the past two years.  

“We are very excited about renewing this partnership with Orange Coast Magazine,” stated Jim Peterson, OCMA’s CEO.  This is a very popular magazine that is enjoyed by thousands of readers in Orange County.”

With the change, the nomination, review and selection processes for the 2017 cycle will be accelerated to meet publication deadlines for Orange Coast Magazine’s January 2017 issue.  Nominations are being accepted now and the deadline to submit nominations is June 30, 2016.  The nomination form can be found by clicking here.  

“All of us with OCMA want to thank the Orange County Register for their support and collaboration these past two years,” stated Peterson, who added that “more than 900 Orange County physicians were recognized during that time period.”

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