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§ 5-501. Dispensing of certain substances listed in Schedule II

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: January 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Controlled Dangerous Substances, Prescriptions, and Other Substances (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Prescriptions
Effective: January 1, 2022
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 5-501
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 285
§ 5-501. Dispensing of certain substances listed in Schedule II
Written or electronic prescription required
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person may not dispense a controlled dangerous substance without a written prescription or an electronic prescription from an authorized provider if the substance is:
(1) listed in Schedule II; and
(2) a drug to which § 21-220 of the Health--General Article applies.
Exceptions
(b) A controlled dangerous substance to which subsection (a) of this section applies may be dispensed without a written prescription or an electronic prescription by:
(1) an authorized provider who:
(i) is not a pharmacist; and
(ii) dispenses the controlled dangerous substance directly to an ultimate user; or
(2) a pharmacist if:
(i) an emergency exists;
(ii) the pharmacist dispenses the drug under regulations of the Department on an oral prescription that the pharmacist reduces promptly to writing and keeps on file; and
(iii) federal law authorizes the oral prescription.
Records and inventories
(c) A prescription for a controlled dangerous substance listed in Schedule II shall be kept on file in conformity with the requirements for records and inventories under § 5-306 of this title.
Refill prohibited
(d) A person may not refill a prescription for a controlled dangerous substance listed in Schedule II.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2020, c. 229, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2022; Acts 2020, c. 230, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.
Formerly Art. 27, § 285.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 5-501, MD CRIM LAW § 5-501
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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