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36-2522. Registration requirements
A. Every person who manufactures, distributes, dispenses, prescribes or uses for scientific purposes any controlled substance within this state or who proposes to engage in the manufacture, distribution, prescribing or dispensing of or using for scientific purposes any controlled substance within this state must first:
1. Obtain and possess a current license or permit as a medical practitioner as defined in section 32-1901 or as a pharmacy, pharmacist, manufacturer or wholesaler pursuant to title 32, chapter 18.
2. Be a registrant under the federal controlled substances act (P.L. 91-513; 84 Stat. 1242; 21 United States Code section 801 et seq.).
B. A person who is registered under this chapter to manufacture, distribute, dispense, prescribe or use for scientific purposes controlled substances may possess, manufacture, distribute, dispense, prescribe or use for scientific purposes those substances to the extent authorized by that person's license or permit in conformity with this chapter and title 32, chapter 18.
C. The following persons need not register and may lawfully possess controlled substances under this chapter:
1. An agent or employee of any registered manufacturer, distributor or dispenser of any controlled substance if he is acting in the usual course of his business or employment.
2. A common or contract carrier or warehouseman or that person's employee whose possession of any controlled substance is in the usual course of business or employment.
3. An ultimate user or a person in possession of any controlled substance pursuant to a lawful order of a medical practitioner or in lawful possession of a schedule V substance.
4. An officer or employee of the department of public safety, a professional regulatory board established by title 32, chapter 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 25 or 29 or the Arizona state board of pharmacy or a peace officer as defined in section 1-215 in the lawful performance of that person's duties.
D. The board may waive by rule the requirement for registration of certain manufacturers, distributors or dispensers if the board finds waiver consistent with the public health and safety or the requirements of the United States drug enforcement administration.
E. The board or its designee may inspect the establishment of a registrant or applicant for registration in accordance with the board's regulation if the board or its designee has information that the board or its designee believes would require an on-site inspection.