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California Dispensers Must Use New Reporting Format Starting Aug. 1

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Starting Aug. 1, 2024, all California dispensers of controlled substances will be required to report dispensations to the controlled substance utilization review and evaluation system (CURES) using version 4.2B of the American Society of Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) format. On and after this date, data submitted using the current CURES ASAP version 4.1 format will no longer be accepted. 

Prompt action by licensees who dispense controlled substances is recommended. Technical implementation of this update may take considerable time. Contact your data submission software provider and confirm they are preparing for this upcoming ASAP version change. 

For more information about the ASAP format change and suggested action steps for data submitters, please see the Department of Justice informational bulletin entitled “New File Format for Reporting to CURES” on the Office of the Attorney General’s CURES Website

For information about CURES, visit DCA’s CURES information page