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65-1682. Same; definitions. As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Board" means the state board of pharmacy.

(b) "Dispenser" means a practitioner or pharmacist who delivers a scheduled substance or drug of concern to an ultimate user, but does not include:

(1) A licensed hospital pharmacy that distributes such substances for the purpose of inpatient hospital care;

(2) a medical care facility as defined in K.S.A. 65-425, and amendments thereto, practitioner or other authorized person who administers such a substance;

(3) a registered wholesale distributor of such substances;

(4) a veterinarian licensed by the Kansas board of veterinary examiners who dispenses or prescribes a scheduled substance or drug of concern; or

(5) a practitioner who has been exempted from the reporting requirements of this act in rules and regulations promulgated by the board.

(c) "Drug of concern" means any drug that demonstrates a potential for abuse and is designated as a drug of concern in rules and regulations promulgated by the board.

(d) "Patient" means the person who is the ultimate user of a drug for whom a prescription is issued or for whom a drug is dispensed, or both.

(e) "Pharmacist" means an individual currently licensed by the board to practice the profession of pharmacy in this state.

(f) "Practitioner" means a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist or other person authorized by law to prescribe or dispense scheduled substances and drugs of concern.

(g) "Scheduled substance" means controlled substances included in schedules II, III or IV of the schedules designated in K.S.A. 65-4107, 65-4109 and 65-4111, and amendments thereto, respectively, or the federal controlled substances act (21 U.S.C. § 812).

History: L. 2008, ch. 104, § 2; July 1.

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