The Arizona Revised Statutes have been updated to include the revised sections from the 55th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session. Please note that the next update of this compilation will not take place until after the conclusion of the 56th Legislature, 1st Regular Session, which convenes in January 2023.
This online version of the Arizona Revised Statutes is primarily maintained for legislative drafting purposes and reflects the version of law that is effective on January 1st of the year following the most recent legislative session. The official version of the Arizona Revised Statutes is published by Thomson Reuters.
32-1927.03 - Persons required to be permitted; formal hearing; disciplinary action
32-1927.03. Persons required to be permitted; formal hearing; disciplinary action
A. A person that resides in this state or in any other jurisdiction and that sells a narcotic or other controlled substance, a prescription-only drug or device, a nonprescription drug, a precursor chemical or a restricted chemical within or into this state shall hold a valid board-issued permit. If the person does not hold a valid board-issued permit, the person is subject to disciplinary action by the board.
B. A person that after a formal hearing is found by the board to be in violation of subsection A of this section may be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars for each violation of this chapter or a rule adopted pursuant to this chapter.
C. The board may charge the cost of a formal hearing to the person that the board finds to be in violation of this chapter or a rule adopted pursuant to this chapter or whose employee the board finds to be in violation of this chapter or a rule adopted pursuant to this chapter.
D. The board on its own motion or in response to a complaint may inspect or investigate, or delegate to the executive director the authority to inspect or investigate, any evidence that appears to show a person is or may be acting in violation of subsection A of this section. The board may:
1. Send, or delegate to the executive director the authority to send, a cease and desist letter regarding the person's unauthorized business in this state.
2. Request a conference with the person if the board believes the information is or may be true. If the person refuses the invitation or fails to appear for the conference and the investigation indicates that grounds may exist for the board to impose a civil penalty, the board shall issue a formal notice that a hearing be held pursuant to title 41, chapter 6, article 10.
3. Dismiss the complaint if the complaint is without merit.