SEC. 41-29-167. Cooperative arrangements.
(a) The State Board of Medical Licensure, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the State Board of Pharmacy, * * * the State Board of Dental Examiners and the State Board of Optometry shall cooperate with federal and other state agencies in discharging their responsibilities concerning traffic in controlled substances and in suppressing the abuse of controlled substances. To this end, they may:
(1) Arrange for the exchange of information among governmental officials concerning the use and abuse of controlled substances;
(2) Coordinate and cooperate in training programs concerning controlled substance law enforcement at local and state levels;
(3) Cooperate with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration by establishing a centralized unit to accept, catalogue, file and collect statistics, including records of drug dependent persons and other controlled substance law offenders within the state, and make the information available for federal, state and local law enforcement purposes; and
(4) Conduct programs of eradication aimed at destroying wild or illicit growth of plant species from which controlled substances may be extracted.
(b) Results, information and evidence received from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration relating to the regulatory functions of this article, including results of inspections conducted by it may be relied and acted upon by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the State Board of Pharmacy, the State Board of Medical Licensure, the State Board of Dental Examiners and the State Board of Optometry in the exercise of their regulatory functions under this article.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, § 6831-78; Laws, 1971, ch. 521, § 28; Laws, 1983, ch. 522, § 16; Laws, 2001, ch. 470, § 6, SB 2648, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001
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