2007 ORS § 453.025¹
Certain practices not affected by ORS 453.005 to 453.135

(1) Nothing in ORS 453.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.005 to 453.135) to 453.135 (Notice required prior to institution of criminal proceedings) and 453.990 (Criminal penalties) (2) is intended to interfere with or prevent the legitimate sale of completely denatured alcohol or methyl alcohol (methanol) by garages and filling stations, when used for antifreeze purposes and poured directly into the radiator of any automobile or motor vehicle by the seller thereof.

(2) Stores and shops other than pharmacies may sell completely denatured alcohol or methyl alcohol (methanol) in quantities of not less than one gallon only in original containers and only when properly labeled by distiller or wholesale distributor and bearing also seller’s label. The name and address of seller must be applied by label on the container. The record of such wholesale quantities must be kept by the seller and information including date, means of identification and purported use must also be kept.

(3) Sellers of denatured alcohol or methyl alcohol (methanol) only are not required to obtain a shopkeepers’ license under ORS 689.305 (Registration of drug outlets).

(4)(a) Subject to the exemption under paragraph (b) of this subsection, retail sales of completely denatured alcohol, methyl alcohol (methanol), heating fuel mixtures and other forms of denatured alcohol except heating fuel mixtures and other forms of denatured alcohol containing less than five percent methanol by weight and containing additives that render them unpalatable for human consumption, in quantities of less than one gallon, shall be confined to pharmacists and registration of the sales must be made in their poison register.

(b) Hotel, restaurant or food catering wholesalers or suppliers of heating fuel mixtures and other forms of denatured alcohol are exempt from paragraph (a) of this subsection when the supplying of these products is restricted for use solely in the preparation of commercially prepared foods in businesses supplying food needs directly to the public for immediate consumption. Products so classified when purchased shall be used only for this specified purpose and shall not be resold, given away or in any way made available to the public.

(5) Distributors and transporters, stores and shops, other than pharmacies, may deliver, or sell carbolic acid (phenol), for commercial use only in quantities of at least one pound but only when the container is properly labeled by the manufacturer or wholesaler and also bears a label containing the name and address of the seller or deliverer. Record of sales or deliveries of quantities of one pound or more of carbolic acid (phenol) shall be kept by the seller and deliverer. The record shall contain information, including the date, name of purchaser or person receiving the delivery and purported use.

(6) A distributor, transporter, store or shop shall not by reason of the delivery or sale of carbolic acid (phenol) in quantities of at least one pound be required to obtain a shopkeepers’ license under ORS 689.305 (Registration of drug outlets). Retail sales of carbolic acid (phenol) in quantities of less than one pound shall be confined to pharmacies and registration of such sales shall be made on their poison register.

(7) Except as specifically provided by law, the provisions of laws governing the sale and distribution of poisons do not apply to the sale or distribution of compounds, preparations or remedies which do not contain more than two grains of opium, or more than one-fourth grain of morphine, or more than one-eighth grain of heroin, or more than one grain of codeine, or any salt or derivative of any of them in one fluid ounce, or, if solid or semisolid preparations, in one avoirdupois ounce; or to liniments, ointments or other preparations which are prepared for external use only, when sold or distributed for use as medicines.

(8)(a) Whenever poisons are dispensed in accordance with a written prescription by a practitioner, and such written prescription is filed and retained by the pharmacist as required by law, all of the requirements of ORS 453.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.005 to 453.135) to 453.135 (Notice required prior to institution of criminal proceedings) and 453.990 (Criminal penalties) (2) are satisfied.

(b) A pharmacist shall affix a poison label to a prescription when the prescribing practitioner so directs.

(9) Nothing in ORS 453.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.005 to 453.135) to 453.135 (Notice required prior to institution of criminal proceedings) and 453.990 (Criminal penalties) (2) applies to the manufacture or wholesale of any poisons. However, each box, vessel or package, other than prescriptions, in which any poison is contained must be labeled as provided in ORS 453.035 (Standards for labeling of hazardous substances). [1971 c.409 §4; 1977 c.785 §4; 1979 c.777 §48]