If the state board of pharmacy determines that there is clear and convincing evidence that the method used by a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs to distribute or prescribe dangerous drugs presents a danger of immediate and serious harm to others, the board may suspend the terminal distributor's license without a hearing. The board shall follow the procedure for suspension without a prior hearing in section 119.07 of the Revised Code. The suspension shall remain in effect, unless removed by the board, until the board's final adjudication order becomes effective, except that if the board does not issue its final adjudication order within ninety days after the hearing, the suspension shall be void on the ninety-first day after the suspension.
If the terminal distributor holds a license with a pain management clinic classification issued under section 4729.552 of the Revised Code or a license with an office-based opioid treatment classification issued under section 4729.553 of the Revised Code and the person holding the license also holds a certificate issued under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery, prior to suspending the license without a hearing, the board shall consult with the secretary of the state medical board or, if the secretary is unavailable, another physician member of the board.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 319, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 116, §1, eff. 8/31/2016.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.19, HB 93, §1, eff. 5/20/2011.