The destruction of a controlled substance in Schedules II, III, IV and V by a registrant or practitioner or by his authorized agent shall be witnessed by the director or his designated representative or a state or federal official authorized to enforce the Federal Controlled Substances Act or the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act except when a dose/doses of any controlled substance is accidentally contaminated at a nursing station or adjacent area, the controlled substance may be destroyed at the pharmacy or nursing station by a practitioner, a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse; provided a record of destruction is made on a controlled substance disposition record showing the date, time, quantity, manner of destruction, and type of controlled substance, and the initials or signatures of persons destroying and witnessing the destruction.  The destruction shall be in accordance with the procedures outlined by the director and a record of this destruction shall be kept available by the registrant or practitioner for a minimum of two years.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑100; 143B‑147;

Eff. June 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1982; September 14, 1981; May 15, 1979; September 30, 1978;

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