Controlled Substances

ORS 475.744
Providing hypodermic device to minor prohibited

  • exception


A person may not sell or give a hypodermic device to a minor unless the minor demonstrates a lawful need for the hypodermic device by authorization of a physician, naturopathic physician licensed under ORS chapter 685, physician assistant licensed under ORS 677.505 (Application of provisions governing physician assistants to other health professions) to 677.525 (Fees), nurse practitioner licensed under ORS 678.375 (Nurse practitioners) to 678.390 (Authority of nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist to write prescriptions or dispense drugs), parent or legal guardian or by other means acceptable to the seller or donor.


As used in this section, “hypodermic device” means a hypodermic needle or syringe or medication packaged in a hypodermic syringe or any instrument adapted for the subcutaneous injection of a controlled substance as defined in ORS 475.005 (Definitions for ORS 475). [Formerly 475.805; 2014 c.45 §65; 2017 c.356 §75]


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May 30, 2023