4729.52 Registering as wholesale distributor.

(A) A person desiring to be registered as a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs shall file with the executive director of the state board of pharmacy a verified application containing such information as the board requires of the applicant relative to the qualifications to be registered as a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs set forth in section 4729.53 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under that section. The board shall register as a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs each applicant who has paid the required registration fee, if the board determines that the applicant meets the qualifications to be registered as a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs set forth in section 4729.53 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under that section.

(B) The board may register and issue to a person who does not reside in this state a registration certificate as a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs if the person possesses a current and valid wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs registration certificate or license issued by another state that has qualifications for licensure or registration comparable to the registration requirements in this state and pays the required registration fee.

(C) All registration certificates issued pursuant to this section are effective for a period of twelve months from the first day of July of each year. A registration certificate shall be renewed annually by the board for a like period, pursuant to this section and the standard renewal procedure of Chapter 4745. of the Revised Code. A person desiring to renew a registration certificate shall submit an application for renewal and pay the required renewal fee before the first day of July each year.

(D) Each registration certificate and its application shall describe not more than one establishment or place where the registrant or applicant may engage in the sale of dangerous drugs at wholesale. No registration certificate shall authorize or permit the wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs named therein to engage in the sale of drugs at wholesale or to maintain possession, custody, or control of dangerous drugs for any purpose other than for the registrant's own use and consumption at any establishment or place other than that described in the certificate.

(E)

(1) The registration fee is seven hundred fifty dollars and shall accompany each application for registration. The registration renewal fee is seven hundred fifty dollars and shall accompany each renewal application.

A registration certificate that has not been renewed in any year by the first day of August may be reinstated upon payment of the renewal fee and a penalty of one hundred fifty dollars.

(2) Renewal fees and penalties assessed under division (E)(1) of this section shall not be returned if the applicant fails to qualify for renewal.

(F) The registration of any person as a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs subjects the person and the person's agents and employees to the jurisdiction of the board and to the laws of this state for the purpose of the enforcement of this chapter and the rules of the board. However, the filing of an application for registration as a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs by, or on behalf of, any person or the registration of any person as a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs shall not, of itself, constitute evidence that the person is doing business within this state.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 07-22-1998