Narcotics; monitoring of narcotics traffic.

The movement of narcotics in pharmacies, medical and dental offices, hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and various other facilities is monitored by health departments.



Narcotics (BtM) may only be prescribed on the official forms provided for this purpose, the BtM prescriptions and the BtM request forms, and only by physicians. BtM prescriptions and BtM request slips are issued by the Federal Opium Agency.

The legal basis for prescribing and dispensing on prescription BtM is found in Section 13 of the Narcotics Act (BtMG). There it is stated, among other things, that BtM may only be prescribed if their use on the human or animal body is justified and the intended purpose cannot be achieved in any other way. For therapeutic purposes, only narcotics listed in Schedule III of the Narcotics Act (BtMG) may be prescribed by a physician, dentist or veterinarian.

What must be observed when prescribing narcotics is regulated in the Narcotics Prescription Ordinance (BtMVV).




Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim


Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit, Pflege und Prävention

Contains machine translated content. Show the original content

  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Form, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
Bild zur Leistungsbeschreibung

Responsible for you

If you select a location under "Localization" the contact details of the responsible authority and, if applicable, locally valid information will be displayed.