When first prescribing a controlled substance, the doctor must: when prescribing controlled substances from List II or III for 90 consecutive days or more for a non-incurable condition and for patients who are not in a nursing home or hospice, the doctor must: all prescribers with a DEA number must register with the PDMP. All Georgian doctors who prescribe controlled substances must attend (at least once) three hours of CME courses specially designed to prescribe controlled substances. Prescribing doctors from 1 July 2018:. . .