(a) All persons, firms, pharmacies, or corporations which receive, possess, transfer,
or manufacture for sale or resale radiopharmaceuticals shall be licensed in accordance
with the provisions of this article. No person may receive, acquire, possess, compound, or dispense any radiopharmaceutical
except in accordance with the provisions of this article and the conditions of rules
and regulations promulgated by the Board of Natural Resources for radioactive materials
and administered by the department. The requirements of this article are in addition to, and not in substitution of, other
applicable statutes and regulations administered by the State Board of Pharmacy or
(b) Nothing in this article shall be construed as requiring a licensed physician to
obtain a separate license as a nuclear pharmacist, when his or her use of radiopharmaceuticals
is limited to the diagnosis and treatment of his or her own patients.
(c) Nothing in this article shall be construed so as to require a licensed clinical
laboratory, which is licensed by the Department of Community Health to handle radioactive
materials, to obtain the services of a nuclear pharmacist, or to have a nuclear pharmacy
license, unless the laboratory is engaged in the commercial sale or resale of radiopharmaceuticals.
(d) Nothing in this article shall be construed to require a department of nuclear
medicine which is located in a hospital of 250 beds or less, which has a board certified
radiologist in the practice of nuclear medicine, and which is licensed by the department
to handle radioactive materials to obtain the services of a nuclear pharmacist or
to have a nuclear pharmacy license.
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