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Chapter 195

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  195.050.  Controlled substances, legal sales, how made — records required to be kept. — 1.  A duly registered manufacturer or wholesaler may sell controlled substances to any of the following persons:

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

  (2)  To a physician, dentist, podiatrist or veterinarian;

  (3)  To a person in charge of a hospital, but only for use in that hospital;

  (4)  To a person in charge of a laboratory, but only for use in that laboratory for scientific and medical purposes.

  2.  A duly registered manufacturer or wholesaler may sell controlled substances to any of the following persons:

  (1)  On a special written order accompanied by a certificate of exemption, as required by federal laws, to a person in the employ of the United States government or of any state, territorial, district, county, municipal or insular government, purchasing, receiving, possessing, or dispensing controlled substances by reason of his or her official duties;

  (2)  To a master of a ship or person in charge of any aircraft upon which no physician is regularly employed, for the actual medical needs of persons on board such ship or aircraft, when not in port; provided, such controlled substances shall be sold to the master of such ship or person in charge of such aircraft only in pursuance of a special order form approved by a commissioned medical officer or acting surgeon of the United States Public Health Service;

  (3)  To a person in a foreign country if the provisions of federal laws are complied with.

  3.  An official written order for any controlled substance listed in Schedules I and II shall be signed in duplicate by the person giving the order or by his or her duly authorized agent.  The original shall be presented to the person who sells or dispenses the controlled substance named therein.  In event of the acceptance of such order by the person, each party to the transaction shall preserve his or her copy of such order for a period of two years in such a way as to be readily accessible for inspection by any public officer or employee engaged in the enforcement of this chapter or chapter 579.  It shall be deemed a compliance with this subsection if the parties to the transaction have complied with federal laws, respecting the requirements governing the use of order forms.

  4.  Possession of or control of controlled substances obtained as authorized by this section shall be lawful if in the regular course of business, occupation, profession, employment, or duty of the possessor.

  5.  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, and a master or other proper officer of a ship or aircraft, who obtains controlled substances under the provisions of this section or otherwise, shall not 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 and chapter 579.

  6.  Every person registered to manufacture, distribute or dispense controlled substances under this chapter shall keep records and inventories of all such drugs in conformance with the record keeping and inventory requirements of federal law, and in accordance with any additional regulations of the department of health and senior services.

  7.  Manufacturers and wholesalers shall keep records of all narcotic and controlled substances compounded, mixed, cultivated, grown, or by any other process produced or prepared, and of all controlled substances received and disposed of by them, in accordance with this section.

  8.  Apothecaries shall keep records of all controlled substances received and disposed of by them, in accordance with the provisions of this section.

  9.  The form of records shall be prescribed by the department of health and senior services.


(RSMo 1939 § 9836, A.L. 1971 H.B. 69, A.L. 1989 S.B. 215 & 58, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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