A.   Every registrant under the Controlled Substances Act manufacturing, distributing or dispensing a controlled substance shall maintain, on a current basis, a complete and accurate record of each substance manufactured, received, sold or delivered by him in accordance with regulations of the board.   

Inventories as required in the federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 shall be deemed in compliance with inventory requirements under this section.   

B.   Records for drugs under Schedules I and II shall be kept separate from other records.  Prescriptions for all Schedule I and II drugs and narcotic prescriptions for controlled substances listed in Schedules III, IV and V shall be maintained separately from other prescription drugs in accordance with regulations of the board.   

C.   Records for nonnarcotic controlled substances under Schedules III, IV and V shall be maintained either separately or in such form that they are readily retrievable and are marked for ready identification in accordance with regulations of the board.  Prescriptions for nonnarcotic controlled substances shall be maintained either in a separate prescription file or in such form that they are readily retrievable from other prescription records and are marked for ready identification in accordance with regulations of the board.   

D.   Records shall be maintained for a period of at least three years from the date of the record and may be inspected as required by authorized agents of the board.   

E.   A practitioner is not required to keep records of controlled substances listed in Schedules II through V that he prescribes or administers in the lawful course of his professional practice.  He shall keep records of controlled substances that he dispenses other than by prescribing or administering.   

F.   Each pharmacy licensed in the state shall provide information relating to the dispensing of any controlled substance designated by the board. The board shall administer the collection and dissemination of the information obtained.  The manner of reporting and the extent of the required information shall be designated by regulation of the board.   

  History: 1953 Comp., § 54-11-16, enacted by Laws 1972, ch. 84, § 16; 1994, ch. 42, § 2.