329-46 Prohibited acts related to visits to more than one practitioner to obtain controlled substance prescriptions. (a) It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to visit more than one practitioner and withhold information regarding previous practitioner visits for the purpose of obtaining one or more controlled substance prescriptions for quantities that:

(1) Exceed what any single practitioner would have prescribed or dispensed for the time period and legitimate medical purpose represented; and

(2) Would constitute an offense pursuant to part IV of chapter 712.

(b) Information communicated to a physician in an effort to unlawfully procure a controlled substance, or to unlawfully procure the administration, prescribing, or dispensing of any controlled substance shall not be deemed a privileged communication.

(c) Any person who violates this section is guilty of a crime which is of the grade and class identical to that imposed under part IV of chapter 712 for the same type and equivalent quantity of controlled substance. [L 1991, c 159, 2; am L 1999, c 252, 5]


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