(aAny person who manufactures, distributes or dispenses any controlled substance or uses any controlled substance for the purpose of the initial and maintenance training of drug detection dogs or who proposes to engage in the manufacture, distribution or dispensing of any controlled substance or use of any controlled substance for the purpose of the initial and maintenance training of drug detection dogs in this state shall obtain annually a registration unless exempted by law or pursuant to Rules .0109-.0111 of this Section.

(b)  Only persons actually engaged in such activities are required to obtain a registration; related or affiliated persons who are not engaged in such activities are not required to be registered.  (For example, a stockholder or parent corporation of a corporation manufacturing controlled substances is not required to obtain a registration.)

(c)  Any person applying for registration or re-registration shall file, annually, an application for registration with the Department of Health and Human Services and submit the required nonrefundable fee with the application.  Categories of applicants and the annual fee for each category are as follows:


CATEGORY                                                                                                                     FEE


(1)           Clinic                                                                                                                        125.00

(2)           Hospital                                                                                                                   300.00

(3)           Nursing Home                                                                                                        100.00

(4)           Teaching Institution                                                                                              100.00

(5)           Researcher                                                                                                              125.00

(6)           Analytical Laboratory                                                                                          100.00

(7)           Distributor                                                                                                               500.00

(8)                 Manufacturer                                                                                                         600.00

(9)                 Office-Based Opioid Treatment                                                                             0.00

(10)             Dog Handler                                                                                                           125.00


(d)  For any person applying for registration at least six months or less prior to the end of the fiscal year, the required annual fee submitted with the application shall be reduced by one-half of the above listed fee for each category.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑100; 90‑101; 90-102.1; 143B‑210(9);

Eff. June 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. February 23, 2005; January 1, 1994;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 2, 2016.