NRS 639.282
Unlawful possession or sale of certain pharmaceutical preparations, drugs or chemicals

  • destruction.


Except as otherwise provided in NRS 433.801, 435.700, 449.2485, 638.200, 639.267, 639.2675 and 639.2676, it is unlawful for any person to have in his or her possession, or under his or her control, for the purpose of resale, or to sell or offer to sell or dispense or give away, any pharmaceutical preparation, drug or chemical which:


Has been dispensed pursuant to a prescription or chart order and has left the control of a registered pharmacist or practitioner;


Has been damaged or subjected to damage by heat, smoke, fire or water, or other cause which might reasonably render it unfit for human or animal use;


Has been obtained through bankruptcy or foreclosure proceedings, or other court action, auction or other legal or administrative proceedings, except when the pharmaceutical preparation, drug or chemical is in the original sealed container;


Is no longer safe or effective for use, as indicated by the expiration date appearing on its label; or


Has not been properly stored or refrigerated as required by its label.


The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply if the person in whose possession the pharmaceutical preparation, drug or chemical is found also has in his or her possession a valid and acceptable certification of analysis attesting to the purity and strength of the pharmaceutical preparation, drug or chemical and attesting to the fact that it can be safely and effectively used by humans or animals. The preparation, drug or chemical must not be sold or otherwise disposed of until the certification required by this subsection has been presented to and approved by the Board.


In the absence of conclusive proof that the preparation, drug or chemical can be used safely and effectively by humans or animals, it must be destroyed under the direct supervision of a member or an inspector of the Board, or two persons designated as agents by the Board who include an inspector of a health care board, a licensed practitioner of a health care board or a peace officer of an agency that enforces the provisions of chapters 453 and 454 of NRS.


As used in this section, “health care board” includes the State Board of Pharmacy, the State Board of Nursing, the Board of Medical Examiners and the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Source: Section 639.282 — Unlawful possession or sale of certain pharmaceutical preparations, drugs or chemicals; destruction., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-639.­html#NRS639Sec282.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

§ 639.282’s source at nv​.us