Drug Control Renewals

SC Controlled Substances Registration Renewals for October 1, 2018

Practitioners and EMS providers who missed the October 1, 2018, renewal deadline will not be able to renew by submitting their payment through the online payment portal on this website. Payments submitted via the online payment portal after October 1, 2018, will be credited back to the credit card account. Checks and/or money orders submitted after October 1, 2018, will be returned.

In order to reinstate an expired registration, a new application, (click here) DHEC 1174A, must be submitted with a payment of $225, which includes the registration fee of $125 plus a $100 penalty fee. All applications must be submitted via regular US Postal mail to the Bureau of Financial Management. Processing time is approximately 12-15 business days.

Providers are not authorized to prescribe, administer, possess or dispense controlled substances until their SC Controlled Substances Registration is reinstated.

How Often? All S.C. controlled substances registrations must be renewed annually.

Renewal Applications

Do NOT use the 'New Registration Application' forms provided elsewhere on this website as they will not be processed. Applications for renewal are mailed out 45 days prior to the expiration date, to the last address listed in our database. If you did not receive a renewal application, email bdc@dhec.sc.gov to request one.

MDs, DOs and EMS Units: Renewal applications for these registrations are mailed during the third week of July.

Registrations must be renewed by October 1.

DMD, DDS, DVM, OD, APRN, PA-C, Pharmacies and All Other Registrants: Renewal applications for these registrations are mailed during the third week of January. Registrations must be renewed by April 1.

What If My Registration Expires?

The registration of a registrant who fails to renew by April first or October first, whichever is applicable, is canceled. However, registration may be reinstated upon payment of the renewal fees due and a penalty of one hundred dollars if the registrant is otherwise in good standing and presents a satisfactory explanation for failure to renew.


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