Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 577
Public Safety Offenses
Section 577.625

August 28, 2014

Until December 31, 2016--Distribution of prescription medication on public or private school property--exceptions--violations, penalty.

577.625. 1. No person less than twenty-one years of age shall distribute upon the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school or school bus a prescription medication to any individual who does not have a valid prescription for such medication. For purposes of this section, prescription medication shall not include medication containing a controlled substance, as defined in section 195.010.

2. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any person authorized to distribute a prescription medication by any school personnel who are responsible for storing, maintaining, or dispensing any prescription medication under chapter 338. This section shall not limit the use of any prescription medication by emergency personnel, as defined in section 565.081, during an emergency situation.

3. Any person less than twenty-one years of age who violates this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor for a first offense and a class A misdemeanor for any second or subsequent offense.

(L. 2005 H.B. 353 and S.B. 254, A.L. 2005 1st Ex. Sess. H.B. 2)

Effective 9-15-05

Transferred 2014; now 579.150; Effective 1-01-17

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