Investigators whose research falls within the scope of the Controlled Substances Policy are expected to be knowledgeable of and adhere to the requirements of applicable federal and state laws/regulations and the Emory Controlled Substances Policy. Failure to follow applicable laws/regulations or the Controlled Substances Policy can result in loss of privilege to use Controlled Substances in research at Emory; civil action or license revocation by licensing agencies; and/or criminal prosecution by law enforcement agencies.

The applicable laws/regulations and Controlled Substances Policy set forth requirements within the following broad categories: (a) registering with state and federal agencies; (b) establishing certain physical security measures; (c) establishing personnel screening measures; (d) procuring Controlled Substances; (e) disposing of Controlled Substances, and (f) record keeping.