§ 21-28-3.04 Suspension or revocation of registration.
(a) A registration to manufacture, distribute, prescribe, administer, or dispense a controlled substance may be suspended or revoked by the director of health upon a finding that the continuance of that registration would be inconsistent with the public interest. In considering the public interest, the director of health may consider, but shall not be limited to, the following factors:
(1) Maintenance of effective controls against diversion of controlled substances into other than legitimate medical, scientific, or industrial channels;
(2) The registrant is not in compliance with applicable federal, state, or local law;
(3) The registrant has been convicted of a crime or has pleaded nolo contendere to a violation of any state or federal law;
(4) The registrant or registrant's establishment lacks or cannot establish or maintain effective controls to guard against diversion of controlled substances;
(5) That the applicant or registrant has furnished false or fraudulent material information in any application filed under this chapter;
(6) That the registrant has had his or her federal registration to manufacture, distribute, prescribe, administer, or dispense controlled substances suspended or revoked;
(7) Abuse or excessive use of controlled substances by the registrant; or
(8) Possessing, using, prescribing, dispensing, or administering controlled substances except for a legitimate medical or scientific purpose.
(b) The director of health may limit revocation or suspension of a registration to the particular controlled substance with respect to which grounds for revocation or suspension exist.
(c) If the director of health suspends or revokes a registration, all controlled substances owned or possessed by the registrant at the time of suspension or the effective date of the revocation order may be placed under embargo. No disposition may be made of substances under embargo until the time for taking an appeal has elapsed or until all appeals have been concluded unless a court, upon application for the court order, orders the sale of perishable substances and the deposit of the proceeds of the sale with the court. Upon a revocation order becoming final, all controlled substances or the proceeds of the sale of the controlled substances shall be forfeited to the state.
(d) The director of health shall promptly notify the Drug Enforcement Administration of all orders or revoking registration and all forfeitures of controlled substances.
(P.L. 1974, ch. 183, § 2; P.L. 1980, ch. 257, § 1.)