Do I Need an Employer for DEA?

  1. I am a new graduate FNP in California. Do I need to be employed by a group or physician in order to apply for a DEA? Thanks!
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    About matthewandrew, NP

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    Nurse Practitioner; from US
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Family Nursing

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  3. by   wyld~heart
    If I recall correctly, I think you need a "business" address..
  4. by   chiromed0
    I had the same question applying in Tx. I got all kinds of answers but basically I had people saying use your business address as home and change it later. Texas, at the time, required a state DPS number BEFORE applying for DEA so I waited but others said that wasn't necessary. So it must be common for some to do this-I was too chicken and didn't want to do some incorrect but I guess others did w/o issue.

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