RS 40:1060.14     

§1060.14. Prescription requirements; penalties

            A. A prescription, in order to be effective in legalizing the possession of legend drugs, shall be issued for a legitimate medical purpose by one authorized to prescribe the use of such legend drugs. An order purporting to be a prescription issued to a drug abuser or habitual user of legend drugs, not in the course of professional treatment, is not a prescription within the meaning and intent of this Section. Any person who knows or should know that he or she is filling such a prescription or order to a drug abuser or habitual user of legend drugs, as well as the person issuing the prescription, may be charged with a violation of this Section. A legitimate medical purpose shall include use of the drug in the course of a bona fide research program in conjunction with a hospital or university.

            B. Any person who violates the provisions of this Section shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years and may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than five thousand dollars.

            Acts 2006, No. 565, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1238.2 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.