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Tracie McKedy
OBNDD Registration Officer
405.521.2885 / 1.800.522.8031
tmckedy@obn.state.ok.us

Mark Mitchell, OK.gov
405.524.3468 Ext. 120
mark.mitchell@www.ok.gov

14,000 Professionals Can Now Renew Narcotics Registrations Online

OKLAHOMA CITY – May 01, 2008 – Beginning today, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Control (OBNDD) launched a new service that will enable over 14,000 OBNDD registrants to renew or apply for new registrations online. Five thousand registrants are due for renewal this year. Such registrations include: practitioners, animal euthanasia technicians, dog handlers, pharmacies, hospice/home health, clinical detoxification, and pharmaceutical distributors. Registrants can access the online service at http://www.obnregistration.ok.gov.

“The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is committed to streamlining our processes and making the registration cycle efficient and fiscally responsible. We will eliminate cumbersome paper handling issues that plague all of government. The Bureau works tirelessly with our medical community and registrants to make a safer Oklahoma. OK.gov has been a tremendous conduit in facilitating our
online registration endeavor and should be applauded for their partnership and efforts,” commented R. Darrell Weaver, Director of Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Control.

The registration process enables registrants to pay online with Visa, MasterCard and electronic check payments utilizing OK.gov’s secure payment engine. Upon completing the renewal process, registrants can print their certificates, thus reducing mailing and printing costs for OBNDD. OBNDD estimates $3,500 in cost savings for the first year as a result of the online registration renewal.

The online service is a product of a partnership between OBNDD and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official Web site managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV).

About Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Control

OBNDD is a law enforcement agency with a goal of minimizing the abuse of controlled substances through law enforcement measures directed primarily at drug trafficking, illicit drug manufacturing, and major suppliers of illicit drugs. Additional information is available at http://www.ok.gov/obndd.

 

About OK.gov

OK.gov (www.OK.gov) built and manages the official Web site for the state of Oklahoma and partners with state and local entities to bring new government services online. OK.gov is managed by the Oklahoma Office of State Finance and eGovernment firm NIC Inc.

 

About NIC

NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online.  NIC provides eGovernment solutions for over 2,600 state and local agencies that serve more than 69 million people in the United States.  Additional information is available at www.nicusa.com.

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