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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS) Order Management Client
Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS) Order Management Client Technology

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Description: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts a Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS) for ordering Class II drugs. Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS) Order Management Client allows for clinicians to combine orders of medical supplies with the order of Class II controlled substances. The Order Management Client verifies that the medical supply order is being performed by a Clinician who is authorized and certified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to order the controlled substance.

Clinicians ordering through CSOS will log an order via McKesson Connect ( The order is batched and the Clinician signs the order electronically on the website with their DEA number. The order is then transmitted from the website to the CSOS client that runs locally on the clinician`s computer, and the client then adds a digital signature. The client software then sends the digitally signed order electronically to the McKesson server.

This technology uses a SQLite (Structured Query Language) database to store the certificates, other administrative features, and data.

McKesson Connect is a website and is not being assessed as part of this entry. The client is the downloaded software that is being assessed.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.5
Decision Date: 05/09/2023 at 19:44:11 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: McKesson
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/09/2023 at 19:44:11 UTC).