2012 New York Consolidated Laws
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES
Title K - OFFENSES INVOLVING FRAUD
Article 178 - (178.00 - 178.25) CRIMINAL DIVERSION OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS AND PRESCRIPTIONS
178.05 - Criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions; limitation.


NY Penal L § 178.05 (2012) What's This?
 
  § 178.05 Criminal    diversion    of    prescription   medications   and
             prescriptions; limitation.
    1. The provisions of this article shall not apply to:
    (a) a duly licensed physician or other person authorized  to  issue  a
  prescription  acting  in  good  faith in the lawful course of his or her
  profession; or
    (b) a duly licensed pharmacist acting in  good  faith  in  the  lawful
  course of the practice of pharmacy; or
    (c)  a  person  acting  in  good faith seeking treatment for a medical
  condition or assisting another person to obtain treatment for a  medical
  condition.
    2. No provision of this article relating to the sale of a prescription
  medication  or device shall be deemed to authorize any act prohibited by
  article thirty-three of the public health law  or  article  two  hundred
  twenty of this chapter.

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