PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.17766e Sale of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine; requirements of retail distributor; exceptions; violation; fine; report.
(1) Except as otherwise provided under this section, a person who possesses ephedrine or pseudoephedrine for retail sale pursuant to a license issued under the general sales tax act, 1933 PA 167, MCL 205.51 to 205.78, shall maintain all products that contain any compound, mixture, or preparation containing any detectable quantity of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, a salt or optical isomer of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, or a salt of an optical isomer of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine in accordance with 1 of the following:
(a) Behind a counter where the public is not permitted.
(b) Within a locked case so that a customer wanting access to the product must ask a store employee for assistance.
(2) A person who sells a product described in subsection (1) shall do each of the following:
(a) Require the purchaser of a product described under subsection (1) to produce a valid government-issued photo identification that includes the individual's name and date of birth.
(b) Maintain a log or some type of record detailing the sale of a product described under subsection (1), including the date of the sale and the time of purchase, the name, address, and date of birth of the buyer, the amount and description of the product sold, and a description of the identification used to make the purchase, such as the state in which a driver license used for identification was issued and number of that license. The seller shall also require the purchaser to sign the log at the time of sale. Information entered into the national precursor log exchange (NPLEX) satisfies the requirement to maintain a log or some type of record detailing the sale under this subdivision. The log or other means of recording the sale as required under this subdivision shall be maintained for a minimum of 6 months and made available to only a law enforcement agency upon request. The log or other means of recording the sale is not a public record and is not subject to the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246. A person shall not sell or provide a copy of the log or other means of recording the sale to another for the purpose of surveys, marketing, or solicitations.
(3) This section does not apply to the following:
(a) A pediatric product primarily intended for administration to children under 12 years of age according to label instructions.
(b) A product containing pseudoephedrine that is in a liquid form if pseudoephedrine is not the only active ingredient.
(c) A product that the state board of pharmacy, upon application of a manufacturer or certification by the United States drug enforcement administration as inconvertible, exempts from this section because the product has been formulated in such a way as to effectively prevent the conversion of the active ingredient into methamphetamine.
(d) A product that is dispensed pursuant to a prescription.
(4) A person who violates this section is responsible for a state civil infraction as provided under chapter 88 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.8801 to 600.8835, and may be ordered to pay a civil fine of not more than $500.00 for each violation.
(5) By December 15, 2006, the department of state police shall submit a written report to the legislature regarding the impact and effectiveness of the amendatory act that added this section and section 17766f, including, but not limited to, the number of clandestine methamphetamine lab incidents before and after this legislation.
History: Add. 2005, Act 87, Eff. Dec. 15, 2005
Am. 2011, Act 85, Imd. Eff. July 15, 2011
Am. 2011, Act 86, Imd. Eff. July 15, 2011
Popular Name: Act 368
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