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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2074

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

"(g) The Attorney General may, in his discretion, seize or place under seal any controlled substances owned or possessed by a registrant whose registration has expired or who has ceased to practice or do business in the manner contemplated by his registration. Such controlled substances shall be held for the benefit of the registrant, or his successor in interest. The Attorney General shall notify a registrant, or his successor in interest, who has any controlled substance seized or placed under seal of the procedures to be followed to secure the return of the controlled substance and the conditions under which it will be returned. The Attorney General may not dispose of any controlled substance seized or placed under seal under this subsection until the expiration of one hundred and eighty days from the date such substance was seized or placed under seal.". SEC. 514. (a) Section 307(c)(l)(A) (21 U.S.C. 827(CX1)(A)) is amended to read as follows: "(A) to the prescribing of controlled substances in schedule II, III, IV, or V by practitioners acting in the lawful course of their professional practice unless such substance is prescribed in the course of maintenance or detoxification treatment of an individual; or", (b) Section 307(c)(l)(B) (21 U.S.C. 827(c)(l)(B)) is amended to read as follows: "(B) to the administering of a controlled substance in schedule II, III, IV, or V unless the practitioner regularly engages in the dispensing or administering of controlled substances and charges his patients, either separately or together with charges for other professional services, for substances so dispensed or administered or unless such substance is administered in the course of maintenance treatment or detoxification treatment of an individual;". SEC. 515. Section 307 (21 U.S.C. 827) is further amended by adding at the end a new subsection (g) as follows: "(g) Every registrant under this title shall be required to report any change of professional or business address in such manner as the Attorney General shall by regulation require.". SEC. 516. Section 403(a)(2) (21 U.S.C. 843(a)(2)) is amended to read as follows: "(2) to use in the course of the manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of a controlled substance, or to use for the purpose of acquiring or obtaining a controlled substance, a registration number which is fictitious, revoked, suspended, expired, or issued to another person.". SEC. 517. (a) Section 503(a) (21 U.S.C. 873(a)) is amended by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (4), by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (5) and inserting in lieu thereof "; and" and by adding at the end the following: "(6) assist State and local governments in suppressing the diversion of controlled substances from legitimate medical, scientific, and commercial channels by— "(A) making periodic assessments of the capabilities of State and local governments to adequately control the diversion of controlled substances; "(B) providing advice and counsel to State and local governments on the methods by which such governments may strengthen their controls against diversion; and