NASCSA Contact Information
Katherine Keough, Executive Director
72 Brook Street
Quincy, MA 02170
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The purpose of the National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities is to provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of information and ideas, to develop, implement and monitor ongoing strategies and to curtail the abuse, misuse and diversion of controlled substances. Further, to advocate for continued enhancement, funding and utilization of programs to limit the inappropriate use and diversion of controlled substances. Furthermore, to provide the expertise and a unified voice of its membership in collaborating and educating: 1) local, state and federal law enforcement, regulatory authorities, public policy makers; 2) authorized prescribers, dispensers and distributors, and 3) the community at large for the sole purpose of improving the public health in the appropriate use of controlled substances.
-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 and 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