NASCSA Contact Information
Katherine Keough, Executive Director
72 Brook Street
Quincy, MA 02170
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The National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities is a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational organization established in 1985. NASCSA’s primary purpose is to provide a continuing mechanism through which state and federal agencies, the pharmaceutical industry and other interested parties can work to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of state and national efforts to prevent and control drug diversion and abuse. In addition, NASCSA hosts its National Conference each October to bring together key thought leaders to further this purpose. NASCSA members support and endorse laws, rules, and regulations to ensure that controlled substances are accessible to those persons who have a legitimate medical need (by mario escobar). NASCSA has worked cooperatively with a number of organizations including the US Drug Enforcement Administration, US Food and Drug Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse, state professional licensing boards, pharmaceutical companies, and national associations.
-An annual conference for the exchange of ideas, information, and views on legal and regulatory issues relating to controlled substances.
-Educational opportunities and information to persons responsible for legislation, regulation and enforcement of controlled substances laws and regulations through various methods, such as publications, resolutions, model acts, and surveys.
NASCSA Faciltates & Coordinates
-The gathering and distribution of controlled substances information.
-Networking opportunities for key individuals responsible for controlled substances issues.
NASCSA Receives Support From
Membership dues, conference fees, and grants support NASCSA’s activities. Membership dues and grants are tax deductible.
Promote communications and cooperation among the diverse federal, state and local agencies, responsible for regulating and enforcing controlled substance laws
Serve as a liaison between states and federal controlled substances authorities, the pharmaceutical industry, and other interested parties
Seek representation of all U.S. states, commonwealths, districts and territories in NASCSA
Establish NASCSA as a clearinghouse for all state controlled substances issues
Promote uniformity of controlled substances laws and prescription drug monitoring programs among the states
Hold an annual conference to provide an educational forum for discussion an communication among government agencies, the pharmaceutical industry and other interested parties on controlled substances issues
Promotes - Communication and cooperation among the diverse Federal, State and Local agencies responsible for regulating appropriate prescription drug activity throughout the various states.
Promotes - Adequate and uniform controlled substance laws throughout the various states.
Provides - Educational opportunities and information to persons responsible for legislation, regulation and enforcement of controlled substance laws through publications and annual conferences.
Facilitates & coordinates - The gathering and distribution of controlled substance information, trends and issues.
NASCSA offers Regular, Associate, and Associate Individual memberships.
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Regular Membership: includes state agencies with controlled substances responsibilities. Only Regular Members shall be eligible to vote on NASCSA matters with each state having one vote
Associate Membership: includes any government agency or organization with a stated interest in controlled substances that is not eligible for Regular Membership
Associate Individual Membership: includes any individual or individual representative of an entity with a stated interest in controlled substances. Membership requires application and a majority vote of NASCSA’s Executive Committee