PA DOH Patient Advocacy Program Alert: Provider Voluntary DEA License Surrender

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2022

PAMED has been informed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that a provider has voluntarily surrendered their DEA license, which means that provider is currently not able to prescribe controlled substances.

 Patients impacted by the DEA license surrender will likely come from Chester, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Berks counties.

If you have a practice in the above counties, you may receive an increase in calls or visits from patients in search of a new provider due to this incident. These patients may not have access to care and may not have immediate access to medical records.

Patients who have been treated long-term with opioids and/or benzodiazepines may be physically dependent on their medication which means they are at risk of severe withdrawal, including physical and psychological distress, if care is not quickly re-established.  Please find more information on considerations and helpful resources here.

 The DOH Patient Advocacy Program strongly encourages feedback from providers who provide care or assist patients who are impacted by this event. Please complete this 1-minute survey to submit feedback, which may be submitted anonymously. This information will be used to identify opportunities to aid providers and patients. Link to survey: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_07hFLl5pIBrSq34.

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