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Unusual or Excessive Loss or Disappearance of Products

Latest Update: October 21, 2020
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Reporting Information

If a pharmacy becomes aware of any unusual or excessive loss or disappearance of a product that is a precursor to methamphetamine while the product is under the control of the pharmacy, the pharmacy must make an oral and written report to the NV Department of Public Safety.

Responsible Party

Who Must Report?

A pharmacy

Deadlines

When Do I Report?

Make an oral report at the earliest practicable opportunity after the pharmacy becomes aware

AND

Submit a written report within 15 days after the pharmacy becomes aware

 

Method

How Do I Report?

A report required by subsection 1 must include, without limitation, a description of the circumstances surrounding the loss or disappearance and may be in substantially the following form:

LOSS REPORT

License number:.............................................................................................................

Name:...............................................................................................................................

Business address:..........................................................................................................

City:..................................................................................................................................

State:................................................................................................................................

Zip code:..........................................................................................................................

Business phone:.............................................................................................................

Date of loss:....................................................................................................................

Type of loss:...................................................................................................................

Description of circumstances:......................................................................................

Contact Information

NV Department of Public Safety
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
Investigation Division: 775-684-7412

For after-hours service or assistance, to include weekends and holidays, please contact the Nevada Department of Public Safety Dispatch Center at (775)-687-0400, and ask to be connected to the on-call Investigation Division supervisor.

Benefit/Penalty

Why Should I Report?

NRS 639.310  Criminal penalty. [Effective January 1, 2021.]  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 639.23535 and 639.23916, unless a greater penalty is specified, any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      [15:286:1913; A 1951, 290] — (NRS A 1965, 5441967, 64216501987, 13132015, 1252017, 44382019, 2213, effective January 1, 2021)

Authority

The legal mandate requiring reporting

NRS 639.420  Report of unusual or excessive loss or disappearance of products that are precursors to methamphetamine by pharmacy: Requirement; exception; contents.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, if a pharmacy becomes aware of any unusual or excessive loss or disappearance of a product that is a precursor to methamphetamine while the product is under the control of the pharmacy, the pharmacy must:

      (a) Make an oral report to the Department of Public Safety at the earliest practicable opportunity after the pharmacy becomes aware of the unusual or excessive loss or disappearance of the product that is a precursor to methamphetamine; and

      (b) Submit a written report to the Department of Public Safety within 15 days after the pharmacy becomes aware of the unusual or excessive loss or disappearance of the product that is a precursor to methamphetamine.

      2.  If an unusual or excessive loss or disappearance of a product that is a precursor to methamphetamine occurs while the product is being transported to a pharmacy, the pharmacy is not required to comply with the provisions of subsection 1.

      3.  A report required by subsection 1 must include, without limitation, a description of the circumstances surrounding the loss or disappearance and may be in substantially the following form:

LOSS REPORT

License number:.............................................................................................................

Name:...............................................................................................................................

Business address:..........................................................................................................

City:..................................................................................................................................

State:................................................................................................................................

Zip code:..........................................................................................................................

Business phone:.............................................................................................................

Date of loss:....................................................................................................................

Type of loss:...................................................................................................................

Description of circumstances:......................................................................................

      4.  As used in this section, “unusual or excessive loss or disappearance” means a loss or disappearance for which a report would be required under 21 U.S.C. § 830(b)(1), and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto, if the pharmacy were subject to the requirements of 21 U.S.C. § 830(b)(1) and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 3135)

Notes

Any other pertinent information

Originating Legislation: AB148 (2007)

DISCLAIMER
Although many of these requirements apply to individual medical professionals and other types of hospitals and health care facilities, the information is presented solely to support Critical Access Hospitals. The reporting requirements and legal mandates on this site are not an exhaustive list and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Inc. bears no responsibility or liability for any hospitals' or providers' failure to comply with Federal or State laws or regulations.