(1) The department, as provided in section 27-80-204(1), shall issue the appropriate license to each substance use disorder treatment program
meeting all the requirements of this part 2 unless it determines that the issuance
of the license would be inconsistent with the public interest. In determining the public interest, the department shall consider the following
(a) Maintenance of effective controls against diversion of controlled substances into
illegitimate medical, scientific, or industrial channels;
(b) Compliance with applicable state and local laws;
(c) Any conviction of the applicant under any federal or state law relating to a controlled
(d) Past experience in the manufacture or distribution of controlled substances and
the existence in the applicant's establishment of effective controls against diversion;
(e) Any false or fraudulent information in an application filed under this part 2;
(f) Suspension or revocation of the applicant's federal registration to manufacture,
distribute, or dispense a controlled substance as authorized by federal law; and
(g) Any other factors relevant to and consistent with the public peace, health, and
(2) Issuance of a license under subsection (1) of this section does not entitle a
licensee to distribute or professionally use controlled substances beyond the scope
of the licensee's federal registration.
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