Guidance Documents

Guidance Documents

Component Document Issued Posted ID Topic Overview
Diversion Control Program (DEA) March 26, 2020 March 26, 2020 DEA-DC-019 DEA Records and Reports

On March 26, 2020, due to the HHS declared health crises, DEA has granted an exception to 21 CFR 1305.13 regarding the requirement that a purchaser mail a hard copy version of DEA Form 222 to the original supplier in order to ensure an adequate supply of controlled substances for the duration of this public health emergency.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) March 26, 2020 March 26, 2020 DEA-DC-020 General

Due to the current public health crisis declared by HHS on 1-31-20, DEA grants an exception of 21 CFR 1303.24(b) that normally require the inventory for individual manufacturers to remain at 65% or less.  All DEA reg. bulk manufacturers are allowed to exceed the 65% ceiling in order to supply dosage form manufacturers with the active pharmaceutical ingredient(s). This exception does not authorize any manufacturer to exceed his previously established annual manufacturing quota.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) March 25, 2020 March 25, 2020 DEA-DC-018 DEA Registration

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency declared by HHS on 1-31-20, the DEA is granting an exception to the requirement that a practitioner be registered in each state where they dispense controlled substances. However, under this temporary exception, practitioners may dispense controlled in states where they do not hold a registration, provided that they still hold at least one registration, and comply with all applicable state laws.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) March 24, 2020 March 24, 2020 DEA-DC-024 General

DEA’s regulations prohibiting mail delivery of methadone to NTP patients remain in effect. DEA believes that the potential for diversion and abuse of methadone for MAT treatment of narcotic dependent persons is too high to permit NTPs to dispense via the USPS. To ensure continued access during the COVID-19 health emergency, DEA has authorized NTP employees, law enforcement and National Guard personnel to deliver methadone to patients who cannot travel to the NTP.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) March 21, 2020 March 21, 2020 DEA-DC-17 Controlled Substance Prescriptions

On March 21, 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued guidance concerning the refill of schedule II through V controlled substances during the COVID-19 national health emergency.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) March 17, 2020 March 17, 2020 DEA-DC-016 General

On January 31, 2020, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Azar declared a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 virus. This documents answers DEA registrants questions concerning the practice of telemedicine during this national health emergency.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) March 16, 2020 March 16, 2020 DEA-DC-15 General


DEA reviewed the request for an exception to 21 CFR 1301.74(i), and took into account the safeguards against diversion incorporated into the guidance for Opioid Treatment Programs, and granted the exception to 21 CFR 11301.74(i), but only to the extent that such activities will take place during the HHS-declared public health emergency.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) March 3, 2020 March 6, 2020 DOJ-1313676 Firearms

The ATF Open Letter issued to All Michigan Federal Firearms Licensees on March 24, 2006 is rescinded as of the date of this letter because, as explained above, a valid Michigan State Concealed Pistol License (CPL) is no longer a NICS alternative under 18 U.S.C. § 922(t). All Michigan FFLs are required to conduct a NICS background check prior to the transfer of a firearm to a non-licensee, even if that individual possesses a valid, unexpired CPL.

Office on Violence Against Women February 11, 2020 February 28, 2020 OVW-1317106 Grants Information for STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant recipients on calculating match for the purpose of meeting the statutory requirement that an award under the program cover no more than 75 percent of the total costs of the project(s) funded.
U.S. Trustee Program January 31, 2020 February 28, 2020 UST-1319571 Bankruptcy USTP Region 4, Eastern District of Virginia. Debtor Identification and SSN at 341 Meetings
Civil Rights Division January 30, 2020 February 28, 2020 CRT-1315841 Servicemembers Initiative This webpage provides a brief overview of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and describes its key provisions.
Civil Rights Division January 30, 2020 February 28, 2020 CRT-1315846 Servicemembers Initiative This webpage provides a brief overview of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and describes its key provisions.
Civil Rights Division January 30, 2020 February 28, 2020 CRT-1315851 Servicemembers Initiative This webpage provides an overview of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and describes its key provisions for legal practitioners.
Civil Rights Division January 30, 2020 February 28, 2020 CRT-1315856 Servicemembers Initiative This webpage provides an in-depth overview of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The webpage describes USERRA's key provisions and contains links to the statute and examples of Department of Justice cases.
Civil Rights Division January 30, 2020 February 28, 2020 CRT-1315901 Servicemembers Initiative This webpage provides a brief overview of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act and describes its key provisions.
Civil Rights Division January 30, 2020 February 28, 2020 CRT-1315906 Servicemembers Initiative This is an overview of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act that explains its key provisions and provides links to the statute.
U.S. Trustee Program January 29, 2020 February 28, 2020 UST-1319576 Bankruptcy USTP Region 4, Baltimore. Waiver for the requirement that a debtor appear and give testimony at his/her Section 341 Meeting of Creditors.
U.S. Trustee Program January 29, 2020 February 28, 2020 UST-1319611 Business Reorganization (Bankruptcy) USTP Region 4, South Carolina. Chapter 11 - Letter to attorney of new Chapter 11 transferred debtor
U.S. Trustee Program January 24, 2020 February 28, 2020 UST-1318786 Business Reorganization (Bankruptcy) USTP Region 15, San Diego. Operating and Reporting Requirements Checklist sent to Debtor-in-Possession in IDI letter
U.S. Trustee Program January 24, 2020 February 28, 2020 UST-1318791 Business Reorganization (Bankruptcy) USTP Region 15, San Diego. Operating and Reporting Requirements Checklist sent to Small Business Debtor-in-Possession in IDI letter
U.S. Trustee Program January 24, 2020 February 28, 2020 UST-1318796 Business Reorganization (Bankruptcy) USTP Region 15, San Diego. Questionnaire for Chapter 11 debtors regarding Department of Labor issues
U.S. Trustee Program January 24, 2020 February 28, 2020 UST-1318801 Business Reorganization (Bankruptcy) USTP Region 15, San Diego. Email letter to Chapter 11 debtor's counsel scheduling IDI
U.S. Trustee Program January 24, 2020 February 28, 2020 UST-1318806 Business Reorganization (Bankruptcy) USTP Region 15, San Diego. Letter to Chapter 11 debtor and debtor's counsel scheduling IDI
U.S. Trustee Program January 24, 2020 February 28, 2020 UST-1318811 Business Reorganization (Bankruptcy) USTP Region 15, San Diego. Operating and Reporting Requirements Checklist sent to Individual Debtor-in-Possession in IDI letter
U.S. Trustee Program January 24, 2020 February 28, 2020 UST-1318816 Business Reorganization (Bankruptcy) USTP Region 15 Notice of Use of Taxpayer Identification Number to Collect U.S. Trustee quarterly fees

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