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34-20D PRODUCTS CONTAINING PSEUDOEPHEDRINE OR EPHEDRINE
CHAPTER 34-20D

PRODUCTS CONTAINING PSEUDOEPHEDRINE OR EPHEDRINE

34-20D-1      Sale of packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine--Number in single transaction limited--Exception--Misdemeanor.
34-20D-2      Purchase of packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine--Number in single transaction limited--Exception--Misdemeanor.
34-20D-3      Requirements for display and offer of product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine as active ingredient.
34-20D-4      Repealed.
34-20D-5      Posting of notice.
34-20D-6      Civil liability for sale of product.
34-20D-7      County or municipality prohibited from establishing higher requirements or penalties.
34-20D-8      Identification and record of buyer of product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine.
34-20D-9      Immunity from civil liability for good faith release of information to law enforcement.
34-20D-10      Possession of product, mixture, or preparation containing ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine base, or phenylpropanolamine base restricted--Exception--Misdemeanor.


34-20D-1 Sale of packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine--Number in single transaction lim...
     34-20D-1.   Sale of packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine--Number in single transaction limited--Exception--Misdemeanor. No retailer may sell, in a single transaction, more than two packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine as an active ingredient. For purposes of this chapter, the term, retailer, means any person who sells merchandise at retail and from whom original packages of nonprescription drugs are sold or taken to be sold at retail and who is licensed by the Board of Pharmacy to sell nonprescription drugs. This restriction does not apply to any sale made pursuant to a valid prescription drug order prescribed by a practitioner as defined in § 36-11-2 with appropriate authority. Any retailer or any employee of a retailer who sells packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine in violation of this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Source: SL 2005, ch 178, § 1; SL 2006, ch 181, § 1.


34-20D-2 Purchase of packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine--Number in single transaction...
     34-20D-2.   Purchase of packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine--Number in single transaction limited--Exception--Misdemeanor. No person may purchase, in a single transaction, more than two packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine as an active ingredient. This restriction does not apply to purchases made with a valid prescription drug order prescribed by a practitioner as defined in § 36-11-2 with appropriate authority. Any person who purchases packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine in violation of this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Source: SL 2005, ch 178, § 2; SL 2006, ch 181, § 2.


34-20D-3 Requirements for display and offer of product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine as a...
     34-20D-3.   Requirements for display and offer of product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine as active ingredient. Any retailer who offers for sale a product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine as an active ingredient shall display and offer the product for sale, except as otherwise provided, behind a counter where the public is not permitted or in a locked case so that a customer wanting access to the package must ask a store employee for assistance. The retailer may display or offer for sale without restriction a product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine as an active ingredient if the product is displayed using any type of anti-theft device system including an electronic anti-theft device system that utilizes a product tag and detection alarm which prevents the theft of the product.

Source: SL 2005, ch 178, § 3; SL 2006, ch 181, § 3.


34-20D-4
     34-20D-4.   Repealed by SL 2006, ch 181, § 4.


34-20D-5 Posting of notice.
     34-20D-5.   Posting of notice. A retailer shall post notice at the location where a product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine as an active ingredient is displayed or offered for sale stating the following:
     South Dakota law prohibits the sale or purchase of more than two packages containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine as an active ingredient unless sold or purchased with a valid prescription drug order prescribed by a practitioner as defined in § 36-11-2 with appropriate authority.

Source: SL 2005, ch 178, § 5; SL 2006, ch 181, § 5.


34-20D-6 Civil liability for sale of product.
     34-20D-6.   Civil liability for sale of product. No employee or retailer is civilly liable to any injured person or the person's estate for any injury suffered, including any wrongful death, or property damage suffered due to the sale of any pseudoephedrine or ephedrine product in violation of § 34-20D-1.

Source: SL 2005, ch 178, § 6.


34-20D-7 County or municipality prohibited from establishing higher requirements or penalties.
     34-20D-7.   County or municipality prohibited from establishing higher requirements or penalties. No county or municipality may establish requirements or establish a penalty that is higher or more stringent than the requirements or penalties established by this chapter.

Source: SL 2005, ch 178, § 7.


34-20D-8 Identification and record of buyer of product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine.
     34-20D-8.   Identification and record of buyer of product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine. If offering for sale a product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine as an active ingredient, a retailer shall, before making such a sale, require and make a record of the identification of the person purchasing the product containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine. For purposes of this section, the term, identification, means a document issued by a governmental agency which contains a description of the person or a photograph of the person, or both, and gives the person's date of birth, such as a driver license, passport, or military identification card. The retailer shall maintain the record of identification, including the purchaser's name and date of birth. On August 1, 2006, and no later than the fifth day of every month thereafter, the retailer shall submit, electronically or in writing, any such records to the Office of the Attorney General. No retailer may use or maintain the record for any private or commercial purpose or disclose the record to any person, except as authorized by law. The retailer shall disclose the record, upon request, to a law enforcement agency for a law enforcement purpose.

Source: SL 2006, ch 181, § 6; SL 2012, ch 184, § 1.


34-20D-9 Immunity from civil liability for good faith release of information to law enforcement.
     34-20D-9.   Immunity from civil liability for good faith release of information to law enforcement. Any retailer who in good faith releases information governed by this chapter to a law enforcement agency for a law enforcement purpose is immune from civil liability for such release unless the release constitutes gross negligence or intentional, wanton, or willful misconduct.

Source: SL 2006, ch 181, § 7.


34-20D-10 Possession of product, mixture, or preparation containing ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine ...
     34-20D-10.   Possession of product, mixture, or preparation containing ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine base, or phenylpropanolamine base restricted--Exception--Misdemeanor. No person may possess, receive, or otherwise acquire more than nine grams of ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine base, or phenylpropanolamine base in any product, mixture, or preparation within any thirty-day period. This restriction does not apply to any quantity of product, mixture, or preparation obtained pursuant to a valid prescription drug order prescribed by a practitioner as defined in § 36-11-2 with appropriate authority.
     Possession of more than nine grams of a drug product containing more than nine grams of ephedrine base, pseudoephedrine base, or phenylpropanolamine base constitutes a rebuttable presumption of the intent to use the product as a precursor to methamphetamine or another controlled substance. This rebuttable presumption does not apply to:
             (1)      A retail distributor of drug products;
             (2)      A wholesale drug distributor, or its agents;
             (3)      A manufacturer of drug products, or its agents;
             (4)      A pharmacist licensed by the Board of Pharmacy; or
             (5)      A licensed health care professional possessing the drug products in the course of carrying out the profession.
     Any violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Source: SL 2006, ch 181, § 8.


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