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News and Updates

Notice to Licensees Regarding CURES Version Update

Beginning August 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 the American Society of Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) version 4.2B format. Licensees who dispense controlled substances should contact their data submission software provider soon to confirm they are preparing for this version update. For more information 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.

Temporary Licensure for Spouses or Domestic Partners of Active-Duty Military Personnel

Effective July 1, 2023, California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) licensing boards and bureaus are required to grant temporary licensure to the spouse or domestic partner of an active-duty military member stationed in California if the applicant is currently licensed and holds an active and unrestricted license in another state with the same scope of practice as the profession in California for which they would like to practice. For requirements and additional information, click here.

Bureau of Automotive Repair Seeks Citation Review Panel Members

The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) invites consumers and automotive repair industry representatives to apply to serve on an important and collaborative consumer protection effort. Learn more about the citation review panel.

Get Involved in the Strategic Planning Process!

Get involved to make sure your voice is heard! As a consumer, the Department wants strategic plans to be a partnership by hearing what consumers have to say. Members of the public can get involved in a board's strategic planning process by participating in a survey to provide feedback to the board. For more information, click here.