Office of Diversion Control Law and Legal Definition

The Office of Diversion is an agency working under the U.S. Department of Justice to prevent, detect, and investigate the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals from legitimate sources while ensuring an adequate and uninterrupted supply for legitimate medical, commercial, and scientific needs. The Office consists of diversion investigators, special agents, chemists, pharmacologists, and program analysts.

The office's activities include:

a. program priorities and field management oversight; coordination of major investigations;

b. drafting and promulgating of regulations; establishment of national drug production quotas;

c. design and execution of diplomatic missions;

d. supervise the U.S. obligations under drug control treaties;

e. design and proposal of national legislation;

f. advice and leadership on state legislation/regulation;

g. legal control of drugs and chemicals not previously under federal control;

h. control of imports and exports of drugs and chemicals;

i. computerized monitoring and tracking the distribution of certain controlled drugs;

j. providing distribution intelligence to the states, and industry liaison; and

k. program resource planning and allocation.