Register with INSPECT now!
Register with INSPECT now!

What: A new law requires prescribers of controlled substances in Indiana to register with INSPECT, Indiana’s prescription drug monitoring program.

When: By Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

Who: All Indiana prescribers holding a controlled substance license. However, if your health care facility has integrated its electronic health records (EHRs) with INSPECT, you are already registered and do not need to do anything more. 

Where: Information about registering for INSPECT can be found online

How: The link above includes instructions for prescribers previously registered with INSPECT, as well as a link for first-time registrants to sign up. 

Before you begin the registration process, you will need your:
  • Individual email address (only the practitioner has access to)
  • CSR #
  • DEA #
  • Professional license #
  • Driver's license #
Why: Indiana prescribers must start checking patients’ INSPECT history each time they prescribe an opioid or benzodiazepine. Failure to register or perform the checks is a Class A misdemeanor. The requirements take effect in various practice settings on the following dates:
  • Now: Facilities with INSPECT-integrated EHRs
  • Jan. 1, 2019: Hospital emergency departments and pain-management clinics
  • Jan. 1, 2020: Hospitals
  • Jan. 1, 2021: All Indiana practitioners
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