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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 084 : Possession and Control of Regulated Drugs

Subchapter 001 : Regulated Drugs

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 4202)
  • § 4202. Powers and duties of the Department of Health

    (a) The Department of Health is authorized and empowered to adopt such rules that in its judgment may be necessary or proper to supplement the provisions of this chapter to effectuate the purposes and intent thereof or to clarify its provisions so as to provide the procedure or details to secure effective and proper enforcement of its provisions.

    (b) These rules and determinations, when adopted, shall, until modified or rescinded, have the force and effect of law.

    (c) The Commissioner of Health and any representative specifically authorized by the Commissioner shall have the power to administer oaths, compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, and records, and to take proof and testimony concerning all matters with which this chapter is concerned.

    (d) The rules adopted by the Department of Health under section 4201 of this title for the purpose of determining those drugs defined under that section may be adopted only after prior written notice to the Board of Pharmacy and the Board of Medical Practice and after the Board of Pharmacy and the Board of Medical Practice have had an opportunity to advise the Commissioner of Health with respect to the form and substance of those rules or amendments and to recommend revisions thereof. (Added 1967, No. 343 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 23, 1968; amended 1971, No. 14, § 24, eff. March 11, 1971; 2013, No. 75, § 2a, eff. June 5, 2013; 2017, No. 113 (Adj. Sess.), § 76; 2023, No. 53, § 102, eff. June 8, 2023.)