The following definitions apply in this Article:

(1)        Commission. – The Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services established under Part 4 of Article 3 of Chapter 143B of the General Statutes.

(2)        Controlled substance. – A controlled substance as defined in G.S. 90-87(5).

(3)        Department. – The Department of Health and Human Services.

(4)        Dispenser. – A person who delivers a Schedule II through V controlled substance to an ultimate user in North Carolina, but does not include any of the following:

a.         A licensed hospital or long-term care pharmacy that dispenses such substances for the purpose of inpatient administration.

b.         Repealed by Session Laws 2013-152, s. 1, effective January 1, 2014, and applicable to prescriptions delivered on or after that date.

c.         A wholesale distributor of a Schedule II through V controlled substance.

d.         A person licensed to practice veterinary medicine pursuant to Article 11 of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes.

(4a)      Pharmacy. – A person or entity holding a valid pharmacy permit pursuant to G.S. 90-85.21 or G.S. 90-85.21A.

(5)        Ultimate user. – A person who has lawfully obtained, and who possesses, a Schedule II through V controlled substance for the person’s own use, for the use of a member of the person’s household, or for the use of an animal owned or controlled by the person or by a member of the person’s household. ?(2005-276, s. 10.36(a); 2013-152, s. 1; 2017-74, s. 9.)

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 90-113.72

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3