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Deadline: Oct 26, 2012

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Rule Details

Rule Number: 12P049
Title: Regulated Drugs Rule
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Department of Health
Legal Authority: 3 V.S.A. §§ 801(b)(11), 3003(a); and 18 V.S.A. § 4202.
Summary: This rule amendment seeks to add synthetic stimulants ("bath salts"), synthetic cannabinoids ("fake weed") and other "designer" drugs with no current legitimate human use to the regulated drugs rule. The amendment also adds language including derivatives and analogs of these compounds so that those people intentionally trying to evade the rule can not do so by making small changes in their chemical structure. Adding these substances to the rule allows for effective State enforcement of the prohibitions on their manufacture, sale, and use through the regulated drugs statute at 18 V.S.A. Chapter 84. There are exceptions in the statute for legitimate uses of regulated drugs. The amendment also alphabetizes the compounds so that the rule is easier to use.
Persons Affected: The Vermont Department of Health (VDH), including the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP) and the Medical Practice Board, the State Board of Health, the Board of Pharmacy, the Department of Public Safety, other law enforcement agencies, State's Attorneys, the defense bar, the judiciary, mental and behavioral health providers, hospital emergency departments and online and traditional retailers.
Economic Impact: It is not anticipated that the placement of these substances on Vermont's list of regulated drugs will have a significant impact on Vermont's economy. Currently these substances are sold in stores and on the internet. If Vermont bans these substances for sale to the public, the retailers would need to remove the products.
Posting date: Sep 19,2012

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
10-19-2012 2:00 PM   
Location: Vermont Department of Health
Address: 108 Cherry Street Room 3B
City: Burlington
State: VT
Zip: 05402-0070
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Kirk Kimball, Organic Chemistry Program Chief    
Agency: Department of Health    
Address: PO Box 70, 108 Cherry Street    
City: Burlington    
State: VT    
Zip: 05402-0070    
Telephone: 802-951-1293    
Fax: 802-951-1275    
Website Address:
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Bessie Weiss, Assistant Attorney General    
Agency: Department of Health    
Address: PO Box 70    
City: Burlington    
State: VT    
Zip: 05402-0070    
Telephone: 802-652-2092    
Fax: 802-951-1211    

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