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28 Pa. Code § 1161.30. Visitor access to dispensary facilities.

§ 1161.30. Visitor access to dispensary facilities.

 (a)  A dispensary shall post a sign in a conspicuous location at each entrance of the facility that reads:

   THESE PREMISES ARE UNDER CONSTANT VIDEO SURVEILLANCE.

   NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IS PERMITTED TO ENTER UNLESS THE INDIVIDUAL IS A PATIENT OR ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CAREGIVER.

 (b)  Except as provided in subsection (c), only authorized employees of a dispensary may enter a limited access area.

 (c)  A dispensary shall require visitors to a facility, including vendors and contractors requiring access to a limited access area in the dispensary facility, to present government-issued identification, sign a visitor log for that specific facility and wear a visitor identification badge that is visible to others at all times while in a limited access area.

 (d)  When admitting a visitor under subsection (c) to a limited access area, a dispensary shall:

   (1)  Require the visitor to the dispensary facility to sign a visitor log upon entering and leaving the limited access area.

   (2)  Check the visitor’s government-issued identification to verify that the name on the identification provided matches the name in the visitor log. A photocopy of the identification must be retained with the log.

   (3)  Issue a visitor identification badge with the visitor’s name and company, if applicable, and a badge number.

   (4)  Escort the visitor while the visitor remains in a limited access area.

   (5)  Ensure that the visitor does not touch any medical marijuana products located in a limited access area.

 (e)  The following requirements apply regarding the visitor log required under subsections (c) and (d):

   (1)  The dispensary shall maintain the log for 4 years and make the log available to the Department, State or local law enforcement and other State or local government officials upon request if necessary to perform the government officials’ functions and duties.

   (2)  The log must include the full name of each visitor, the visitor identification badge number, the time of arrival, the time of departure and the purpose of the visit, including the areas visited and the name of each employee visited.

 (f)  This section does not limit the right of the Department or its authorized agents, or other Federal, State or local government officials, from entering any area of a dispensary if necessary to perform the government officials’ functions and duties.

 (g)  A principal, financial backer, operator or an employee of a dispensary may not receive any type of consideration or compensation for allowing a visitor to enter a limited access area.

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  1161.30 amended May 11, 2018, effective May 17, 2018, expire on May 12, 2020, 48 Pa.B. 2793. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (385974) to (385975).



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