4729.56 Disciplinary actions - wholesale distributor.

(A) In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the board of pharmacy may suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew any registration certificate issued to a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs pursuant to section 4729.52 of the Revised Code or may impose a monetary penalty or forfeiture not to exceed in severity any fine designated under the Revised Code for a similar offense or one thousand dollars if the acts committed are not classified as an offense by the Revised Code for any of the following causes:

(1) Making any false material statements in an application for registration as a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs;

(2) Violating any federal, state, or local drug law; any provision of this chapter or Chapter 2925., 3715., or 3719. of the Revised Code; or any rule of the board;

(3) A conviction of a felony;

(4) Ceasing to satisfy the qualifications for registration under section 4729.53 of the Revised Code or the rules of the board.

(B) Upon the suspension or revocation of the registration certificate of any wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs, the distributor shall immediately surrender his registration certificate to the board.

(C) If the board suspends, revokes, or refuses to renew any registration certificate issued to a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs and determines that there is clear and convincing evidence of a danger of immediate and serious harm to any person, the board may place under seal all dangerous drugs owned by or in the possession, custody, or control of the affected wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs. Except as provided in this division, the board shall not dispose of the dangerous drugs sealed under this division until the wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs exhausts all of his appeal rights under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The court involved in such an appeal may order the board, during the pendency of the appeal, to sell sealed dangerous drugs that are perishable. The board shall deposit the proceeds of the sale with the court.

Effective Date: 07-01-1992