Kansas Statutes Chapter 21. Crimes and Punishments § 21-5708. Unlawfully obtaining or selling a prescription-only drug

(a) Unlawfully obtaining a prescription-only drug is:

(1) Making, altering or signing of a prescription order by a person other than a practitioner or a mid-level practitioner;

(2) distribution of a prescription order, knowing it to have been made, altered or signed by a person other than a practitioner or a mid-level practitioner;

(3) possession of a prescription order with intent to distribute it and knowing it to have been made, altered or signed by a person other than a practitioner or a mid-level practitioner;

(4) possession of a prescription-only drug knowing it to have been obtained pursuant to a prescription order made, altered or signed by a person other than a practitioner or a mid-level practitioner;  or

(5) providing false information, with the intent to deceive, to a practitioner or mid-level practitioner for the purpose of obtaining a prescription-only drug.

(b) Unlawfully selling a prescription-only drug is unlawfully obtaining a prescription-only drug, as defined in subsection (a), and:

(1) Selling the prescription-only drug so obtained;

(2) offering for sale the prescription-only drug so obtained;  or

(3) possessing with intent to sell the prescription-only drug so obtained.

(c)(1) Unlawfully obtaining a prescription-only drug is a:

(A) Class A nonperson misdemeanor, except as provided in subsection (c)(1)(B);  and

(B) nondrug severity level 9, nonperson felony if that person has a prior conviction of under this section, K.S.A. 21-36a08 , prior to its transfer, or K.S.A. 21-4214 , prior to its repeal.

(2) Unlawfully selling a prescription-only drug is a nondrug severity level 6, nonperson felony.

(d) As used in this section:

(1) “Pharmacist,” “practitioner,” “mid-level practitioner” and “prescription-only drug” shall have the meanings ascribed thereto by K.S.A. 65-1626 , and amendments thereto.

(2) “Prescription order” means an order transmitted in writing, orally, telephonically or by other means of communication for a prescription-only drug to be filled by a pharmacist.  “Prescription order” does not mean a drug dispensed pursuant to such an order.

(e) The provisions of this section shall not be applicable to prosecutions involving prescription-only drugs which could be brought under K.S.A. 21-5705 or 21-5706 , and amendments thereto.


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