Controlled Substances


Controlled substances are narcotic and non-narcotic drugs under the jurisdiction of the federal Controlled Substances Act and the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act including, but not limited to, those substances listed in 21 CFR §1308.11-1308.15.


UCOP has directed the UC campuses to develop a Controlled Substance Program (CSP) that follows the revised BUS-50 policy and best practices. The development and implementation of CSP has been assigned to the Environmental Health and Safety Department. BUS-50 applies only to research activities using controlled substances, not the university’s clinical activities such as those performed by a university medical center, veterinary teaching hospital, pharmacy, or clinic.






For questions about controlled substances or the UCSB Controlled Substance Program contact Derek Iverson at 805.893.7256 or