2020 New York Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 33 - Controlled Substances
Title 7 - Offenses, Violations and Enforcement
3397 - Fraud and Deceit.
§ 3397. Fraud and deceit. 1. No person shall:
(a) obtain or attempt to obtain a controlled substance, a prescription for a controlled substance or an official New York State prescription form,
(i) by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or subterfuge; or
(ii) by the concealment of a material fact; or
(iii) by the use of a false name or the giving of a false address;
(b) wilfully make a false statement in any prescription, order, application, report or record required by this article;
(c) falsely assume the title of, or represent himself to be a licensed manufacturer, distributor, pharmacy, pharmacist, practitioner, researcher, approved institutional dispenser, owner or employee of a registered outsourcing facility or other authorized person, for the purpose of obtaining a controlled substance;
(d) make or utter any false or forged prescription or false or forged written order;
(e) affix any false or forged label to a package or receptacle containing controlled substances; or
(f) imprint on or affix to any controlled substance a false or forged code number or symbol. 2. Possession of a false or forged prescription for a controlled substance by any person other than a pharmacist in the lawful pursuance of his profession shall be presumptive evidence of his intent to use the same for the purpose of illegally obtaining a controlled substance. 3. Possession of a blank official New York state prescription form by any person to whom it was not lawfully issued shall be presumptive evidence of such person's intent to use same for the purpose of illegally obtaining a controlled substance. 4. Any person who, in the course of treatment, is supplied with a controlled substance or a prescription therefor by one practitioner and who, without disclosing the fact, is supplied during such treatment with a controlled substance or a prescription therefor by another practitioner shall be guilty of a violation of this article.