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720 ILCS 570/201

    (720 ILCS 570/201) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1201)
    Sec. 201. (a) The Department shall carry out the provisions of this Article. The Department or its successor agency may, by administrative rule, add additional substances to or delete or reschedule all controlled substances in the Schedules of Sections 204, 206, 208, 210 and 212 of this Act. In making a determination regarding the addition, deletion, or rescheduling of a substance, the Department shall consider the following:
        (1) the actual or relative potential for abuse;
        (2) the scientific evidence of its pharmacological
effect, if known;
        (3) the state of current scientific knowledge
regarding the substance;
        (4) the history and current pattern of abuse;
        (5) the scope, duration, and significance of abuse;
        (6) the risk to the public health;
        (7) the potential of the substance to produce
psychological or physiological dependence;
        (8) whether the substance is an immediate precursor
of a substance already controlled under this Article;
        (9) the immediate harmful effect in terms of
potentially fatal dosage; and
        (10) the long-range effects in terms of permanent
health impairment.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) If any substance is scheduled, rescheduled, or deleted as a controlled substance under Federal law and notice thereof is given to the Department, the Department shall similarly control the substance under this Act after the expiration of 30 days from publication in the Federal Register of a final order scheduling a substance as a controlled substance or rescheduling or deleting a substance, unless within that 30 day period the Department objects, or a party adversely affected files with the Department substantial written objections objecting to inclusion, rescheduling, or deletion. In that case, the Department shall publish the reasons for objection or the substantial written objections and afford all interested parties an opportunity to be heard. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Department shall publish its decision, by means of a rule, which shall be final unless altered by statute. Upon publication of objections by the Department, similar control under this Act whether by inclusion, rescheduling or deletion is stayed until the Department publishes its ruling.
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) (Blank).
    (g) Authority to control under this Section does not extend to distilled spirits, wine, malt beverages, or tobacco as those terms are defined or used in the Liquor Control Act of 1934 and the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995.
    (h) Persons registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration to manufacture or distribute controlled substances shall maintain adequate security and provide effective controls and procedures to guard against theft and diversion, but shall not otherwise be required to meet the physical security control requirements (such as cage or vault) for Schedule V controlled substances containing pseudoephedrine or Schedule II controlled substances containing dextromethorphan.
(Source: P.A. 97-334, eff. 1-1-12; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)