Whoever, except for a physician, dentist, chiropodist, or veterinarian licensed in the District of Columbia or a state, registered nurse, registered embalmer, manufacturer or dealer in embalming supplies, wholesale druggist, industrial user, official of any government having possession of the proscribed articles by reason of his or her official duties, nurse or medical laboratory technician acting under the direction of a physician or dentist, employees of a hospital or medical facility acting under the direction of its superintendent or officer in immediate charge, person engaged in chemical, clinical, pharmaceutical or other scientific research, acting in the course of their professional duties, has in his or her possession a hypodermic needle, hypodermic syringe, or other instrument that has on or in it any quantity (including a trace) of a controlled substance with intent to use it for administration of a controlled substance by subcutaneous injection in a human being shall be fined not more than $1000 or imprisoned for not more than 180 days, or both.
(Aug. 5, 1981, D.C. Law 4-29, § 410, 28 DCR 3081; Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 112(b), 41 DCR 2608.)
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
1981 Ed., § 33-550.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-29, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 48-901.02.
For legislative history of D.C. Law 8-50, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 48-901.02.
For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-151, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 48-904.01.