DEA regulations require that all controlled substances be maintained in a secure location (locked in a cabinet or drawer behind a locked door). A log must be maintained to record all controlled substance use. This log is subject to audit at any time and must be accurate and up to date. Blank logs are issued for each bottle of controlled substance at the time the drug is dispensed. Additional logs may be obtained here (INSERT LINK TO FORM HERE). The empty bottles and completed logs must be returned to the ARP veterinary staff before new bottles may be obtained. Generally, the same number of empty bottles and logs that are returned can be replaced (up to three (3) bottles). If a bottle is not empty and cannot be returned, but additional drugs are needed, a copy of the log for that unfinished bottle may be presented to demonstrate the amount of controlled substance remaining. For example, if three bottles were obtained with the original order and only two bottles have been emptied, an additional three (3) bottles may be obtained by returning the two completed logs and a copy of the partially completed log for the third bottle.
Expired, unused controlled substances and corresponding logs should be returned to the ARP veterinary staff for proper disposal.