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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. § 4213)
  • § 4213. Authorized sales of regulated drugs

    (a) A duly licensed manufacturer or wholesaler may sell and dispense regulated drugs to any of the following persons, but only on official written orders:

    (1) To a manufacturer, wholesaler, or pharmacy.

    (2) To a physician, dentist, or veterinarian, except that an official written order shall not be required when regulated drugs are provided in person by a representative of a duly licensed manufacturer or wholesaler in quantities as samples for which there is no charge, either direct or indirect, and do not exceed ten times the manufacturer's recommended maximum individual dose and are clearly marked "Sample" or "Not For Sale" on each individual tablet or capsule.

    (3) To a person in charge of a hospital having in effect a certificate of approval but only for use by or in that hospital for scientific or medical purposes.

    (4) To a person in charge of a laboratory having in effect a certificate of approval but only for use in that laboratory for scientific or medical purposes.

    (b) A duly licensed manufacturer or wholesaler may sell regulated drugs to any of the following persons:

    (1) On an official written order, accompanied by a certificate of exemption, as and if required by the federal drug laws, and in compliance with regulations adopted by the Board of Health to a person in the employ of the government of the United States or of any state, territory, district, county, municipality, or insular government, purchasing, receiving, possessing, or dispensing regulated drugs by reason of his or her official duties.

    (2) To a master of a ship or a person in charge of any aircraft upon which no physician is regularly employed or to a physician or surgeon duly licensed in some state, territory, or the District of Columbia to practice his or her profession, or to a retired commissioned medical officer of the U.S. Army, Navy, or Public Health Service employed upon such ship or aircraft, for the actual medical needs of persons on board such ship or aircraft, when not in port. However, such regulated drugs shall be sold to the master of such ship or person in charge of such aircraft or to a physician, surgeon, or retired commissioned medical officer of the U.S. Army, Navy, or Public Health Service employed upon such ship or aircraft only in pursuance of an order form approved by a commissioned medical officer or acting assistant surgeon of the U.S. Public Health Service.

    (3) To a person in a foreign country if the provisions of the federal drug laws and the regulations adopted by the Board of Health are complied with.

    (c) An official written order for any regulated drug shall be signed in triplicate by the person giving such order or by his or her duly authorized agent. The original shall be presented to the person who sells or dispenses the drug named therein. In event of the acceptance of such order, by such person, each party to the transaction shall preserve his or her copy of such order for a period of three years in such a way as to be readily accessible for inspection by any federal or state officer or their specifically authorized agent whose duty it is to enforce the federal drug laws or this chapter. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this chapter, a duly licensed manufacturer or wholesaler may sell and dispense depressant or stimulant drugs to a person referred to in subdivisions (a)(1), (2), (3), and (4) of this section pursuant to telephone order, provided, however, that an official written order shall be presented to the person selling or dispensing that drug within seven days of the making of that telephone order, and all the provisions of this chapter after the expiration of that period of time apply.

    (d) Possession of or control of regulated drugs even though obtained as authorized by this section shall not be lawful if not in the regular course of business, occupation, profession, employment, or duty of the possessor.

    (e) A person in charge of a hospital or of a laboratory, or in the employ of this State or of any other state, or of any political subdivision thereof, or a master of a ship or a person in charge of any aircraft upon which no physician is regularly employed, or a physician or surgeon duly licensed in some state, territory, or the District of Columbia, to practice his or her profession, or a retired commissioned medical officer of the U.S. Army, Navy, or Public Health Service employed upon such ship or aircraft, who obtains regulated drugs under the provisions of this section or otherwise, shall not possess, nor administer, nor dispense, nor otherwise use such drugs, within this State, except within the scope of his or her employment or official duty, and then only for scientific or medicinal purposes and subject to the provisions of this chapter. (Added 1967, No. 343 (Adj. Sess.), § 13, eff. March 23, 1968; amended 1969, No. 256 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. April 6, 1970.)