Sec. 1.5. (a) This section is effective beginning January 1, 2014.

     (b) As used in this chapter, “owner” means a person that employs or contracts with at least one (1) individual to dispense a controlled substance in an office, facility, clinic, or location owned or controlled by the person. The term does not include the following:

(1) A person licensed by a board listed in IC 25-1-9.

(2) A dentist licensed under IC 25-14.

(3) A physician licensed under IC 25-22.5.

(4) An optometrist licensed under IC 25-24.

(5) A podiatrist licensed under IC 25-29.

(6) A community mental health center certified under IC 12-21-2-3(5)(C).

(7) A private mental health institution or private psychiatric hospital licensed under IC 12-25.

(8) A hospital or ambulatory outpatient surgical center licensed under IC 16-21.

(9) A hospice licensed under IC 16-25.

(10) A home health agency licensed under IC 16-27-1.

(11) A health facility licensed under IC 16-28.

(12) A rural health clinic (as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396d(l)(1)).

(13) A federally qualified health center (as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396d(l)(2)(B)).

(14) A pharmacist or pharmacy licensed under IC 25-26.

(15) A community health center (as defined in IC 34-18-2-9).

(16) An affiliate, member, partner, or subsidiary of any person described in subdivisions (6) through (15).

(17) A:

(A) corporation;

(B) partnership;

(C) joint venture;

(D) limited liability company; or

(E) professional corporation;

or any other entity in which more than fifty percent (50%) of the owners, shareholders, partners, or members are persons listed in subdivisions (1) through (16).

As added by P.L.185-2013, SEC.5.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-48-3-1.5

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.