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Article - Criminal Law




§5–501.

    (a)    Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person may not dispense a controlled dangerous substance without a written 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.

    (b)    A controlled dangerous substance to which subsection (a) of this section applies may be dispensed without a written 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.

    (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.

    (d)    A person may not refill a prescription for a controlled dangerous substance listed in Schedule II.