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8 LONG TITLE
9 Committee Note:
10 The Health and Human Services Interim Committee recommended this bill.
11 General Description:
12 This bill amends licensing provisions in the Controlled Substance Database Act.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . provides that an individual who is not a veterinarian, who obtains a new license to
16 prescribe a controlled substance, shall, within 30 days after the day on which the
17 individual obtains a license to prescribe a controlled substance from the Drug
18 Enforcement Administration, register with the division to use the Controlled
19 Substance Database; H. [
19a . reinstates authority of the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to
19b take administrative action, under the Pharmacy Practice Act, for a violation of the Controlled
19c Substance Database Act; and .H
20 . makes technical changes.
21 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
24 H. [
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 58-37f-401, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 287
27a H. 58-17b-504, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382 .H
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29a H. Section 1. Section 58-17B-504 is amended to read:
29b 58-17b-504. Penalty for unlawful or unprofessional conduct -- Fines -- Citations.
29c (1) Any person who violates any of the unlawful conduct provisions of Subsection
29d 58-1-501(1)(a)(i) and Subsections 58-17b-501(7) and (11) is guilty of a third degree felony.
29e (2) Any person who violates any of the unlawful conduct provisions of Subsection
29f 58-1-501(1)(a)(ii), Subsections 58-1-501(1)(b) through (e), and Section 58-17b-501, except Subsections
29g 58-17b-501(7) and (11), is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
29h (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (5) and in accordance with Section 58-17b-401, for acts of
29i unprofessional or unlawful conduct, the division may:
29j (i) assess administrative penalties; and
29k (ii) take any other appropriate administrative action.
29l (b) An administrative penalty imposed pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the
29m General Fund as a dedicated credit to be used by the division for pharmacy licensee education and
29n enforcement as provided in Section 58-17b-505.
29o (4) If a licensee has been convicted of violating Section 58-17b-501 prior to an administrative
29p finding of a violation of the same section, the licensee may not be assessed an administrative fine under
29q this chapter for the same offense for which the conviction was obtained.
29r (5) (a) If upon inspection or investigation, the division concludes that a person has violated the
29s provisions of Section 58-17b-501 or 58-17b-502, Chapter 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act, Chapter
29t 37f, Controlled Substance Database Act, Chapter 1, Division of Occupational and Professional
29u Licensing Act, or any rule or order issued with respect to these provisions, and that disciplinary action
29v is appropriate, the director or the director's designee from within the division shall promptly issue a
29w citation to the person according to this chapter and any pertinent rules, attempt to negotiate a
29x stipulated settlement, or notify the person to appear before an adjudicative proceeding conducted
29y under Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act.
29z (b) Any person who is in violation of the provisions of Section 58-17b-501 or 58-17b-502,
29aa Chapter 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act, Chapter 37f, Controlled Substance Database Act,
29ab Chapter 1, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Act, or any rule or order issued with
29ac respect to these provisions, as evidenced by an uncontested citation, a stipulated settlement, or a
29ad finding of violation in an adjudicative proceeding, may be assessed a fine pursuant to this Subsection
29ae (5) of up to $10,000 per single violation or up to $2,000 per day of ongoing violation, whichever is
29af greater, in accordance with a fine schedule established by rule, and may, in addition to or in lieu of, be
29ag ordered to cease and desist from violating the provisions of Section 58-17b-501 or 58-17b-502, Chapter
29ah 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act, Chapter 1, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
29ai Act, or any rule or order issued with respect to these provisions. .H
29aj (c) Except for an administrative fine and a cease and desist order, the licensure sanctions cited
29ak in Section 58-17b-401 may not be assessed through a citation.
29al (d) Each citation shall be in writing and specifically describe with particularity the nature of
29am the violation, including a reference to the provision of the chapter, rule, or order alleged to have been
29an violated. The citation shall clearly state that the recipient must notify the division in writing within 20
29ao calendar days of service of the citation in order to contest the citation at a hearing conducted under
29ap Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act. The citation shall clearly explain the
29aq consequences of failure to timely contest the citation or to make payment of any fines assessed by the
29ar citation within the time specified in the citation.
29as (e) Each citation issued under this section, or a copy of each citation, may be served upon any
29at person upon whom a summons may be served:
29au (i) in accordance with the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure;
29av (ii) personally or upon the person's agent by a division investigator or by any person specially
29aw designated by the director; or
29ax (iii) by mail.
29ay (f) If within 20 calendar days from the service of a citation, the person to whom the citation
29az was issued fails to request a hearing to contest the citation, the citation becomes the final order of the
29ba division and is not subject to further agency review. The period to contest the citation may be
29bb extended by the division for cause.
29bc (g) The division may refuse to issue or renew, suspend, revoke, or place on probation the
29bd license of a licensee who fails to comply with the citation after it becomes final.
29be (h) The failure of an applicant for licensure to comply with a citation after it becomes final is a
29bf ground for denial of license.
29bg (i) No citation may be issued under this section after the expiration of six months following the
29bh occurrence of any violation. .H
30 Section H. [
31 58-37f-401. Database registration required -- Penalties for failure to register.
32 (1) Each individual, other than a veterinarian, who, on June 30, 2010, has a license to
33 prescribe a controlled substance under Chapter 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act, but is not
34 registered with the division to use the database shall, on or before September 30, 2010, register
35 with the division to use the database.
36 (2) Each individual who, on November 1, 2012, is registered with the division to use
37 the database shall, on or before January 1, 2013, participate in the online tutorial and pass the
38 online test described in Section 58-37f-402 .
39 (3) (a) An individual who is not a veterinarian, who obtains a new license to prescribe
40 a controlled substance under Chapter 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act, shall, within 30 days
41 after the day on which the individual obtains a license to prescribe a controlled substance from
42 the Drug Enforcement Administration, register with the division to use the database.
44 not [
45 Controlled Substances Act, unless the individual registers with the division to use the database.
46 (4) Beginning on November 2, 2012, in order to register to use the database, the
47 individual registering must participate in the online tutorial and pass the online test described
48 in Section 58-37f-402 .
49 (5) Failure by an individual to comply with the requirements of this section is grounds
50 for the division to take the following actions in accordance with Section 58-1-401 :
51 (a) refuse to issue a license to the individual;
52 (b) refuse to renew the individual's license; or
53 (c) revoke, suspend, restrict, or place on probation the license.
54 (6) Beginning on July 1, 2010, the division shall, in accordance with Section
55 63J-1-504 , impose an annual database registration fee on an individual who registers to use the
56 database, to pay the startup and ongoing costs of the division for complying with the
57 requirements of this section and Section 58-37f-402 .
57a H. Section [
57b If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
57c upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
57d Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
57e the date of veto override. .H
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