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DEA registered practitioners guidance on prescribing

A message from DDAP Secretary Jennifer Smith

Good evening,

As the first week of COVID-19 mitigation comes to an end, I’d like to extend my gratitude for each of you working tirelessly to ensure Pennsylvanians are healthy and safe. In an effort to consolidate numerous emails and updates to lighten your inbox, please see the below links and attachments for more information and guidance as we navigate COVID-19.


  • Confidentiality Regulations – We have received questions about confidentiality regulations and telehealth. Click here to see departmental guidance on written patient consent.


DEA-registered practitioners

  • The Drug Enforcement Agency has released guidance on controlled substance prescribing. Visit here to read more.

For more information on guidance issued by the department during COVID-19, click here.

Thank you again for your patience, flexibility, and commitment to the individuals you serve during this unprecedented time.

Jen Smith
Drug & Alcohol Programs