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§ 2-201. Authority to control--Recommendations

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act (Refs & Annos)
Article II. Standards and Schedules
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 2-201
§ 2-201. Authority to control--Recommendations
A. The Director shall administer the provisions of this act1 except as otherwise provided.
B. The Board of Pharmacy by rule may classify new products determined to have a potential for abuse as controlled dangerous substances after notice and hearing; provided that such rule shall be submitted to the next regular session of the Legislature, and such rule shall remain in force and effect unless a concurrent resolution of disapproval is passed. Hearings shall be conducted by the Board of Pharmacy or such officers, agents or employees as the Board of Pharmacy may designate for the purpose. The Board of Pharmacy shall give appropriate notice of the proposed classification and of the time and place for a hearing. The rule so promulgated shall become effective on a date fixed by the Board of Pharmacy. Such rule may be amended or repealed in the same manner as provided for its adoption. Proceedings pursuant to this subsection shall be governed by the Administrative Procedures Act.2 A new substance controlled pursuant to this subsection shall be subject to the same regulatory provisions of this act applicable to the Schedule of substances to which it is classified.
C. The Director may recommend to the Legislature the addition, deletion or rescheduling of a substance.
D. In considering whether to make a recommendation or issue an order under this section, the Director or the Board of Pharmacy, as the case may be, shall consider the following:
1. Its actual or relative potential for abuse;
2. Scientific evidence of its pharmacological effect, if known;
3. State of current scientific knowledge regarding the substance;
4. Its history and current pattern of abuse;
5. The scope, duration, and significance of abuse;
6. What, if any, risk there is to the public health;
7. Its psychic or physiological dependence liability; and
8. Whether the substance is an immediate precursor or principal compound of a substance already controlled under this article.
E. Substances which are precursors of a controlled precursor shall not be subject to control solely because they are precursors of the controlled precursor.
F. In addition to the filing requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act, copies of orders issued under this section shall, during the time the Legislature is not in session, be filed with the Chair and Vice Chair of the State Legislative Council's Judiciary Committee.
G. The Board of Pharmacy shall exclude any nonnarcotic substance from a schedule if such substance may, under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act3 and the law of this state, be lawfully sold over the counter without a prescription.


Laws 1971, c. 119, § 2-201; Laws 2008, c. 359, § 6, emerg. eff. June 3, 2008.


Title 63, § 2-101 et seq.
Title 75, § 250 et seq.
21 U.S.C.A. § 301 et seq.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 2-201, OK ST T. 63 § 2-201
Current with legislation of the First Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2023) and the First Extraordinary Session of the 59th Legislature (2023). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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