Dangerous drug not to be supplied except to person authorized or licensed to be in possession thereof
(1) No person shall supply or procure, or offer to supply or procure, a dangerous drug to or for any person in Hong Kong unless-
(a) the latter person is authorized by or licensed under this Ordinance to be in possession of that dangerous drug;
(b) the dangerous drug is to be supplied or procured in accordance with this Ordinance; and
(c) in the case of a person licensed under this Ordinance to be in possession of the dangerous drug, the dangerous drug is to be supplied or procured in accordance with the conditions of his licence.
(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable-
(a) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of $100000 and to imprisonment for 15 years; and
(b) on summary conviction, to a fine of $10000 and to imprisonment for 3 years.
(3) For the purposes of this section, the administration of a dangerous drug-
(a) by or under the direct personal supervision of, and in the presence of, a registered medical practitioner;
(b) by or under the direct personal supervision of, and in the presence of, a registered dentist in the course of dental treatment;
(c) by a sister for the time being in charge of a ward, theatre or other department in a prescribed hospital, in a health centre or clinic maintained by the Government or in a health centre or clinic of the Hong Kong Garrison acting on the instructions of a registered medical practitioner, to a patient of that ward, theatre, department, health centre or clinic; or (Amended 2 of 2012 s. 3)
(d) which is a specified dangerous drug, by or under the direct personal supervision of, and in the presence of, a specified person in the course of medical treatment in a specified clinic, (Added 2 of 1992 s. 3)
shall be deemed not to be the supplying of the dangerous drug.
(Amended 2 of 1992 s. 3)
[cf. S.I. 1964/1811 reg. 8 U.K.]