Moore On Health believes that the CURES Database is a best practice for Nurse Practitioners. CURES is the acronym for Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System California’s prescription drug monitoring system.
According to the State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General – CURES 2.0 (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System) is a database of Schedule II, III and IV controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in California serving the public health, regulatory oversight agencies, and law enforcement. CURES 2.0 is committed to the reduction of prescription drug abuse and diversion without affecting legitimate medical practice or patient care. Do not put off registering with CURES another day. Identifying a medical provider prescriber may save a life. The combination of California’s Nurse Practitioners armed with the latest best practices and routinely using the CURES database will lead to better patient outcomes.
To begin your CURES registration click on the link below.
Also, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and confidentiality and disclosure provisions of California law cover the information contained in CURES 2.0.
Access to CURES 2.0 is limited to licensed prescribers and licensed pharmacists strictly for patients in their direct care; and regulatory board staff and law enforcement personnel for official oversight or investigatory purposes.