2016 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 579 Controlled Substance Offenses
Section 579.045 Fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance--penalty.

MO Rev Stat § 579.045 (2016) What's This?

579.045. 1. A person commits the offense of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance if he or she knowingly obtains or attempts to obtain a controlled substance, or knowingly procures or attempts to procure an administration of the controlled substance by fraud. The offense of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance shall include, but shall not be limited to nor be limited by, the following:

(1) Knowingly making a false statement in any prescription, order, report, or record, required by this chapter or chapter 195;

(2) For the purpose of obtaining a controlled substance, falsely assuming the title of, or representing oneself to be, a manufacturer, wholesaler, pharmacist, physician, dentist, podiatrist, veterinarian, nurse, or other authorized person;

(3) Making or uttering any false or forged prescription or false or forged written order;

(4) Affixing any false or forged label to a package or receptacle containing controlled substances;

(5) Possess a false or forged prescription with intent to obtain a controlled substance.

2. The offense of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance is a class E felony.

3. Information communicated to a physician in an effort unlawfully to procure a controlled substance or unlawfully to procure the administration of any such drug is not deemed a privileged communication; provided, however, that no physician or surgeon shall be competent to testify concerning any information which he or she may have acquired from any patient while attending him or her in a professional character and which information was necessary to enable him or her to prescribe for such patient as a physician, or to perform any act for him or her as a surgeon.

(L. 1989 S.B. 215 & 58, A.L. 1997 H.B. 635, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Transferred 2014; formerly 195.204; Effective 1-01-17

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