PA 08-25—sHB 5772

General Law Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REGISTRATIONS

SUMMARY: This act makes the registration certificate for a controlled substance practitioner valid for two years, rather than one, and makes a corresponding adjustment in the fee, raising it from $10 to $20.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2008

BACKGROUND

Controlled Substance Registration

The law requires practitioners who distribute, administer, or dispense controlled substances to obtain a registration certificate from the consumer protection commissioner. A “practitioner” is a physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, optometrist, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, nurse-midwife, scientific investigator, or other person licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, or conduct research with respect to a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research.

A “practitioner” can also be a hospital or other institution licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or to administer, a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research.

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