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§ 8-610. Counterfeiting prescription

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Fraud and Related Crimes
Subtitle 6. Counterfeiting and Related Crimes (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-610
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 55
§ 8-610. Counterfeiting prescription
“Prescription” defined
(a) In this section, “prescription” includes an order, paper, and recipe purported to have been made by an authorized provider, as defined in § 5-101 of this article, for a drug, medicine, or alcoholic beverage.
(b) A person may not:
(1) knowingly counterfeit, cause or procure to be counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in counterfeiting a prescription;
(2) knowingly issue, pass, or possess a counterfeit prescription; or
(3) obtain or attempt to obtain a prescription drug by fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 2 years.
Prohibited defense
(d) Payment or an offer or promise to pay for a drug, medicine, or alcoholic beverage obtained in violation of this section is not a defense to a violation of this section.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2003, c. 21, § 1, eff. April 8, 2003.
Formerly Art. 27, § 55.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-610, MD CRIM LAW § 8-610
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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