§ 4-9-2. Authorization for distribution of products sold or given away.
(a) Only products listed in § 4-9-1 and those that are either conditionally or unconditionally licensed by the center for veterinary biologics of the United States department of agriculture are eligible for distribution in the state. All persons other than duly licensed veterinarians intending to sell or give away any of the products listed in § 4-9-1 shall notify, in writing, the director of the department of environmental management of their intent to sell or give away products enumerated in § 4-9-1. No later than ten (10) business days after receipt of the notification, the director of the department of environmental management shall provide a written response either authorizing or denying the sale or give away of the products identified in the notification. No person other than duly licensed veterinarians may sell or give away any of the products listed in § 4-9-1 until they have received written authorization by the director of the department of environmental management that they are allowed to sell or give away said products and that they are limited to selling and giving away said product in the manner in which the director approves, including, but not limited to, restrictions or conditions on the distribution, sale or use of the authorized product(s).
(b) Failure to obtain written authorization from the director prior to selling or giving away products enumerated in § 4-9-1 shall constitute a violation of this section. Failure to comply with the restrictions or conditions imposed by the director pursuant to subsection 4-9-2(a) shall constitute a violation of this section.
(P.L. 1943, ch. 1358, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 4-9-2; P.L. 2013, ch. 174, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 228, § 1.)