SEC. 41-29-125. Rules and regulations relative to registration.
The State Board of Pharmacy may promulgate rules and regulations relating to the registration and control of the manufacture, distribution and dispensing of controlled substances within this state.
(a) Every person who manufactures, distributes or dispenses any controlled substance within this state, or who proposes to engage in the manufacture, distribution or dispensing of any controlled substance within this state, must obtain a registration issued by the State Board of Pharmacy, State Board of Medical Licensure, State Board of Dental Examiners or State Board of Optometry, as appropriate, in accordance with its rules. Such registration shall be obtained annually or biennially, as specified by the issuing board, and a reasonable fee may be charged by the issuing board for such registration.
(b) Persons registered by the State Board of Pharmacy, with the consent of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the State Board of Medical Licensure, State Board of Dental Examiners or State Board of Optometry, to manufacture, distribute, dispense or conduct research with controlled substances may possess, manufacture, distribute, dispense or conduct research with those substances to the extent authorized by their registration and in conformity with the other provisions of this article.
(c) The following persons need not register and may lawfully possess controlled substances under this article:
(1) An agent or employee of any registered manufacturer, distributor or dispenser of any controlled substance if he is acting in the usual course of his business or employment;
(2) A common or contract carrier or warehouseman, or an employee thereof, whose possession of any controlled substance is in the usual course of business or employment;
(3) An ultimate user or a person in possession of any controlled substance pursuant to a lawful order of a practitioner or in lawful possession of a Schedule V substance as defined in Section 41-29-121.
(d) The State Board of Pharmacy may waive by rule the requirement for registration of certain manufacturers, distributors or dispensers if it finds it consistent with the public health and safety.
(e) A separate registration is required at each principal place of business or professional practice where the applicant manufactures, distributes or dispenses controlled substances.
(f) The State Board of Pharmacy, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the State Board of Medical Licensure, the State Board of Dental Examiners and the State Board of Optometry may inspect the establishment of a registrant or applicant for registration in accordance with the regulations of these agencies as approved by the board.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, § 6831-63; Laws, 1971, ch. 521, § 13; Laws, 1983, ch. 488, § 36, ch. 522, § 14; Laws, 1984, ch. 354, § 2; Laws, 2001, ch. 470, § 2, SB 2648, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001
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