DEA licenses in more than one state?

  1. Hey everyone,

    If you work in more than one state as a nurse practitioner, do you have to get a DEA license for each state that you work in? Does anyone know? Thanks in advance.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   DizzyJon
    Yes, if you are working in both states then you need two DEA numbers. If you say work in one state for the first 6 months and then work in the other state for the second 6 months, then you could change the address for DEA and transfer to different state. If working back and forth between the two states you need two.
  4. by   BCgradnurse
    Yes-I work in 2 different states and have a DEA number for each position.
  5. by   AtomicWoman
    Yes. I really wish they would make it so that you get one, national DEA number, but nope. You have to get a number for each state.
  6. by   NPvampire
    I wanted to add - the type of DEA that you can get by working for your state/public health, etc (the "free" one) cannot be used in any other setting or employer, same state or not.

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