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Controlled Substances

The purpose of the controlled substances program is to assure that California State University Fresno (Fresno State), its faculty, staff, and students are in compliance with all laws, federal and state, that apply to the procurement, use, storage, handling, and disposal of narcotics and dangerous drugs used in instruction and research.

Any individual who wishes to use controlled substances in instruction or research must submit an application to the University Committee on the Use of Controlled Substances for review and approval; after obtaining any necessary departmental and college approvals. Further information on the application process in given in the application instructions.

The receiving, storage and disposal of controlled substances is under the supervision of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management (EHS/RM). Questions on the proper handling of controlled substances may be directed to the Office of EHS/RM at (559) 278-7422.