Expired Proof of Identification (12/19/2020) - Current Topics

Expired Proof of Identification (12/19/2020)

I have a patient who comes in to pick up their controlled substance and the driver’s license is expired.  Can the prescription medication be released?

Because a controlled substance prescription requires a valid government-issued identification, it is important for pharmacies to be aware of the action taken by the WV Division of Motor Vehicles.

The DMV is extending the expiration date of any driver’s license or instructional permit with March 1, 2020 or later, can be extended until March 31, 2021. Identification cards are included in the extension as well.  


Utilize this “new” expiration date when assisting patients during this State of Emergency.

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