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63-2-502.


63-2-502.
   
   A. Prescriptions, orders, and records, required by this act, and stock
   of substances specified in this act shall be open for inspection only
   to specifically designated or assigned state, county, and municipal
   officers, whose duty it is to enforce the laws of this state relating
   to controlled dangerous substances. No officer having knowledge by
   virtue of his office of any such prescription, order or record shall
   divulge such knowledge, except in connection with a prosecution or
   proceeding in court or before a licensing or registration board or
   officer, to which prosecution or proceeding the person to whom such
   prescriptions, orders, or records relate is a party.
   
   B. Any peace officer or agency charged with administration of this act
   is authorized to make administrative inspections of controlled
   premises in accordance with the following provisions:
   
   1. For purposes of this act only, "controlled premises" means: a.
   places where persons registered or exempted from registration
   requirements under this act are required to keep records; and
   
   b. places including factories, warehouses, establishments, and
   conveyances where persons registered or exempted from registration
   requirements under this act are permitted to hold, manufacture,
   compound, process, sell, deliver, or otherwise dispose of any
   controlled dangerous substance.
   
   2. This section shall not be construed to prevent the inspection of
   books and records pursuant to the provisions of this act; nor shall
   this section be construed to prevent entries and administrative
   inspections at reasonable times without a warrant:
   
   a. with the consent of the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the
   controlled premises;
   
   b. in situations presenting imminent danger to health or safety;
   
   c. in situations involving inspection of conveyances where there is
   reasonable cause to believe that the mobility of the conveyance makes
   it impracticable to obtain a warrant;
   
   d. in any other exceptional or emergency circumstance where time or
   opportunity to apply for a warrant is lacking; and
   
   e. in all other situations where a warrant is not constitutionally
   required.
   
   3. Except when the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the
   controlled premises so consents in writing, no inspection authorized
   by this section shall extend to:
   
   a. financial data;
   
   b. sales data other than shipment data; or
   
   c. pricing data.
   
   

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