Iowa Admin. Code r. 657-10.21 - Report of theft or loss

A registrant shall report to the board and the DEA any theft or significant loss of controlled substances when the loss is attributable to other than inadvertent error. Thefts or other losses of controlled substances shall be reported whether or not the controlled substances are subsequently recovered or the responsible parties are identified and action taken against them.

(1) Immediate notice to board. If the theft was committed by a registrant or licensee of the board, or if there is reason to believe that the theft was committed by a registrant or licensee of the board, the registrant from which the controlled substances were stolen shall notify the board immediately upon discovery of the theft and shall identify to the board the registrant or licensee suspected of the theft.
(2) Immediate notice to DEA. A registrant shall deliver notice, immediately upon discovery of a reportable theft or loss of controlled substances, to the Des Moines DEA field office via telephone, facsimile, or a brief written message explaining the circumstances of the theft or loss.
(3) Timely report submission. Within 14 calendar days of discovery of the theft or loss, a registrant shall submit directly to the DEA a Form 106 or alternate required form via the DEA website at A copy of the report that was completed and submitted to the DEA shall be immediately submitted to the board via facsimile, email attachment, or personal or commercial delivery.
(4) Record maintained. A copy of the report shall be maintained in the registrant's files for a minimum of two years following the date the report was completed.
(5) Action plan following loss. Within seven days following the report of theft or loss, a registrant shall develop and initiate implementation of an action plan to address the conditions which contributed to the theft or loss. The action plan shall include any directives, including, but not limited to, inventory counts, audits, and perpetual inventory counts provided by a board compliance officer.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 657-10.21
ARC 9912B, IAB 12/14/11, effective 1/18/12 Amended by IAB September 27, 2017/Volume XL, Number 7, effective 11/1/2017 Amended by IAB June 1, 2022/Volume XLIV, Number 24, effective 7/6/2022

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