Title 58 Chapter 38a Section 204

Occupations and Professions
Controlled Substances Advisory Committee Act
Section 204
Guidelines for scheduling or listing drugs.

            

58-38a-204.   Guidelines for scheduling or listing drugs.

            (1) (a) The committee shall recommend placement of a substance in Schedule I if it finds:

            (i) that the substance has high potential for abuse; and

            (ii) that an accepted standard has not been established for safe use in treatment for medical purposes.

            (b) The committee may recommend placement of a substance in Schedule I under Section 58-37-4 if it finds that the substance is classified as a controlled substance in Schedule I under federal law.

            (2) (a) The committee shall recommend placement of a substance in Schedule II if it finds that:

            (i) the substance has high potential for abuse;

            (ii) the substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, or a currently accepted medical use subject to severe restrictions; and

            (iii) the abuse of the substance may lead to severe psychological or physiological dependence.

            (b) The committee may recommend placement of a substance in Schedule II if it finds that the substance is classified as a controlled substance in Schedule II under federal law.

            (3) (a) The committee shall recommend placement of a substance in Schedule III if it finds that:

            (i) the substance has a potential for abuse that is less than the potential for substances listed in Schedules I and II;

            (ii) the substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and

            (iii) abuse of the substance may lead to moderate or low physiological dependence or high psychological dependence.

            (b) The committee may recommend placement of a substance in Schedule III if it finds that the substance is classified as a controlled substance in Schedule III under federal law.

            (4) (a) The committee shall recommend placement of a substance in Schedule IV if it finds that:

            (i) the substance has a low potential for abuse relative to substances in Schedule III;

            (ii) the substance has currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and

            (iii) abuse of the substance may lead to limited physiological dependence or psychological dependence relative to the substances in Schedule III.

            (b) The committee may recommend placement of a substance in Schedule IV if it finds that the substance is classified as a controlled substance in Schedule IV under federal law.

            (5) (a) The committee shall recommend placement of a substance in Schedule V if it finds that:

            (i) the substance has low potential for abuse relative to the controlled substances listed in Schedule IV;

            (ii) the substance has currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and

            (iii) the substance has limited physiological dependence or psychological dependence liability relative to the controlled substances listed in Schedule IV.

            (b) The committee may recommend placement of a substance in Schedule V under this chapter if it finds that the substance is classified as a controlled substance in Schedule V under federal law.

            (6) The committee may recommend placement of a substance on a controlled substance list if it finds that the substance has a potential for abuse and that an accepted standard has not been established for safe use in treatment for medical purposes.


Amended by Chapter 12, 2011 General Session