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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE NARCOTICS CONTROL ACT

Presidential Decree No. 16884, Jul. 1, 2000

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17110, Jan. 27, 2001

Presidential Decree No. 17431, Dec. 19, 2001

Presidential Decree No. 18078, Jul. 30, 2003

Presidential Decree No. 18312, Mar. 17, 2004

Presidential Decree No. 19135, Nov. 16, 2005

Presidential Decree No. 19744, Dec. 4, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 20679, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21029, Sep. 23, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21605, Jul. 1, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22656, Feb. 1, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23095, Aug. 25, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 23845, jun. 7, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25050, Dec. 30, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25582, Aug. 27, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25888, Dec. 23, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 26427, Jul. 20, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26980, Feb. 12, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28395, Oct. 17, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28589, Jan. 16, 2018

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to prescribe matters mandated by the Narcotics Control Act and other matters necessary for the enforcement of the said Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 2 (Narcotic Drugs, etc.)
(1) Narcotic drugs under subparagraph 2 (d) of Article 2 of the Narcotics Control Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall be as set forth in attached Table 1.
(2) Narcotic drugs under subparagraph 2 (e) of Article 2 of the Act shall be as set forth in attached Table 2.
(3) Psychotropic drugs under subparagraph 3 (a) through (e) of Article 2 of the Act shall be as set forth in attached Tables 3 through 7.
(4) Marijuana under subparagraph 4 (c) of Article 2 of the Act shall be as set forth in attached Table 7-2. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
(5) Basic substances for narcotics under subparagraph 6 of Article 2 of the Act shall be as set forth in attached Table 8. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 2-2 (Events, etc. for Narcotics Eradication Day)
(1) The State and local governments may conduct commemorative events for the Narcotics Eradication Day under Article 2-3 (2) of the Act for a fixed week or month.
(2) In case of conducting commemorative events for the Narcotics Eradication Day under Article 2-3 (2) of the Act, the State and local governments may select individuals or organizations rendering distinguished services for eradicating narcotics, as contributors to the eradication of narcotics, and grant rewards to them.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28395, Oct. 17, 2017]
 Article 3 (Exception to General Prohibition of Acts)
(1) In any of the following cases, a person may obtain approval for handling narcotic drugs, basic substances for narcotics, etc. from the Minister of Food and Drug Safety pursuant to the proviso to subparagraph 2, 3, or subparagraph 4 of Article 3 of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25888, Dec. 23, 2014>
1. Where an academic researcher handling narcotics intends to handle limited amounts necessary for academic research;
2. Where the handling of narcotics is required for performance of official duties;
3. Where a manufacturer of narcotics or drug manufacturer registered under the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act intends to handle basic substances for narcotics in order to manufacture a prototype for obtaining an item permission of a psychotropic drug;
4. Where a trader defined in subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Foreign Trade Act assists purchase by issuing a certificate of sale of goods;
5. Circumstances equivalent to those prescribed in subparagraphs 1 through 4, in which the Minister of Food and Drug Safety deems it necessary to handle narcotic drugs, basic substances for narcotics, etc.
(2) In any of the following cases, a person may obtain approval for handling psychotropic drugs, etc. from the Minister of Food and Drug Safety pursuant to the proviso to subparagraph 5 or 6 of Article 3 of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25888, Dec. 23, 2014>
1. Where an academic researcher handling narcotics intends to handle limited amounts necessary for academic research;
2. Where the handling of narcotics, is required for performance of public duties;
3. Where a manufacturer of narcotics needs psychotropic drugs for testing;
4. Where a trader defined in subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Foreign Trade Act assists purchase by issuing a certificate of sale of goods;
5. Circumstances equivalent to those prescribed in subparagraphs 1 through 4, in which the Minister of Food and Drug Safety deems it necessary to handle psychotropic drugs, etc.
(3) Where approval for act of exporting and importing, manufacturing (including formulating or subdividing marijuana; hereinafter the same shall apply), trading, or arranging the trade of, marijuana may be obtained from the Minister of Food and Drug Safety pursuant to the proviso to subparagraph 7 of Article 3 of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
1. Where a public official handling narcotics due to his/her official duties needs marijuana for performing such official duties;
2. Where an academic researcher handling narcotics needs marijuana for performing his/her academic research.
(4) Matters necessary for applying for approval under paragraphs (1) through (3) shall be determined by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 4 (Exceptional Handling of Narcotics by Person Handling Narcotics)
(1) In any of the following cases, a person handling narcotics may obtain approval for handling narcotics from the Minister of Food and Drug Safety under the proviso to Article 4 (3) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25888, Dec. 23, 2014>
1. Where an exporter and importer of narcotics, a manufacturer of narcotics, a user of raw materials of narcotics, or an academic researcher handling narcotics intends to handle narcotics for the purpose of quality control of narcotics;
2. Where an exporter and importer of narcotics, a manufacturer of narcotics a user of raw material of narcotics, or an academic researcher handling narcotics intends to handle narcotics for the purpose of clinical research to obtain an item permission for narcotics, psychotropic drugs, or ultra-narcotic drugs, or manufacture of a prototype;
3. Circumstances equivalent to those prescribed in subparagraphs 1 and 2, in which the Minister of Food and Drug Safety deems it necessary to handle narcotics.
(2) Matters necessary for applying for approval under paragraph (1) shall be determined by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 5 (Prohibition and Restriction on Handling Narcotics)
If the Minister of Food and Drug Safety takes measures such as the prohibition, etc. under Article 5 (3) of the Act, he/she shall give notice of such fact in writing. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 5-2 (Agencies to Consult with when Designating Temporary Narcotics)
"Relevant agencies determined by Presidential Decree" in the main sentence of Article 5-2 (2) of the Act, with the exceptions of its subparagraphs, means the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, the National Intelligence Service, the Korea Customs Service, the Prosecutors' Office, the National Police Agency, the Korea Coast Guard, and other relevant agencies with which the Minister of Food and Drug Safety deems it necessary to consult on the designation of temporary narcotics <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 5-3 (Approval for Handling Preannounced Temporary Narcotics or Temporary Narcotics)
Where a public official handling narcotics for performing public duties or an academic researcher handling narcotics pursuant to Article 5-2 (4) 2 of the Act intends to handle preannounced temporary narcotics or temporary narcotics, he/she shall obtain approval from the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016]
 Article 6 (Permission for Exporters, Importers, etc. of Basic Substances for Narcotics)
"Basic substances for narcotics determined by Presidential Decree" in the former part of Article 6-2 (1) of the Act means the basic substances for narcotics falling under Category 1 of attached Table 8.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 6-2 Previous Article 6-2 moved to Article 5-2
 Article 7 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
 Article 8 (Designation, etc. of Center for Narcotics Information Management)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall designate the Korea Institute of Drug Safety and Risk Management under Article 68-3 (1) of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act as the Center for Narcotics Information Management pursuant to Article 11-2 (1) of the Act, and shall entrust the affairs referred to in subparagraphs of Article 11-2 (1) of the Act to that Center. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
(2) Before the commencement of each fiscal year, the head of the Center for Narcotics Information Management shall obtain approval from the Minister of Food and Drug Safety for the business plan for the next year and the budget bill therefor to which the following documents are attached, via a resolution by its board of directors. The same shall apply in cases of altering such business plan or budget bill: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
1. An estimated balance sheet;
2. An estimated profit and loss statement;
3. A plan for revenue and expenditure of funds.
[This Article Newly Inserted by President Decree No. 26427, Jul. 20, 2015]
 Article 9 (Receiving Narcotic Drugs in Unsealed Containers)
“Grounds prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as where narcotics in possession under Article 13 are transferred to a person handling narcotics” referred to in Article 16 (2) 2 of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
1. Where he/she receives such substances after obtaining approval from the authorities granting permission under Article 13 (1) of the Act;
2. Where an academic researcher receives such substances for the purpose of academic research;
3. Where he/she receives such substances in manufactured or semi-manufactured forms as they are required for the purpose of research and testing in connection with the performance of official duties.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 10 (Sales of Narcotic Drugs Prepared under Prescription)
If a retailer of narcotics is to sell narcotic drugs prepared under a prescription for narcotic drugs in accordance with Article 28 of the Act, he/she shall be required to sell such narcotic drugs as prepared under a prescription issued by a medical practitioner handling narcotics in the service of a medical institution located in the Special Metropolitan City, a Metropolitan City, the Special Self-Governing City, a Do, or the Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as the "City/Do") where his/her business place is located. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28395, Oct. 17, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 11 (Administration of Narcotic Drugs)
If a medical practitioner handling narcotics intends to provide narcotic drugs for administration for the purpose of medical treatment or treatment of animals in accordance with Article 30 of the Act, he/she shall prepare and provide them.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 12 (Transfer of Records)
Where the representative of a medical institution hands over narcotics under his/her control in accordance with Article 33 (2) of the Act, the representative shall do so along with the records of handling such narcotics. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 12-2 (Matters to Be Observed by Persons Handling Narcotics)
In accordance with Article 38 (3) of the Act, a person handling narcotics shall observe matters as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
1. Keeping, and preserving for two years, the records of the storage, delivery, and use of narcotics that are kept, held, or controlled by a person handling narcotics: Provided, That this shall not apply where a person handling narcotics reports the warehousing, release, and use of stored, possessed, or managed medical narcotics to the Minister of Food and Drug Safety pursuant to Article 11 of the Act;
2. Keeping any person other than a person handling narcotics or the employee he/she designates out of the facilities for the storage of narcotics with medical uses, and making spot checks of these facilities more than once a week and keeping the records of the results of such checks for two years;
3. Guiding and supervising employees thoroughly to prevent the theft of narcotics with medical uses.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 13 (Use of Narcotic Drugs for Narcotic Addicts)
Any administration of narcotic drugs under the proviso to Article 39 of the Act, with the exception of its subparagraphs, shall be limited to a case in which such administration is deemed by the head of the medical treatment and protection institute under Article 40 (1) of the Act to be particularly necessary in light of the symptoms of a narcotic addict and thereby permitted by the Minister of Health and Welfare, or the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Do Governors, or the Special Self-Governing Province Governor (hereinafter referred to as the “Mayor/Do Governor”), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28395, Oct. 17, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 14 (Administrative Dispositions and Orders)
Orders for necessary measures, such as the destruction under Article 42 (1) of the Act, and orders for the revocation of permission, etc., suspension of business, or suspension of handling, etc. under Article 44 (1) of the Act shall be issued in writing, and in case of executing seizure or taking other necessary measures under Article 47 of the Act, such documents as a certificate of seizure, etc. shall be issued as prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 28395, Oct. 17, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 15 (Criteria for Assessment of Penalty Surcharges)
The amount of a penalty surcharge provided for in Article 46 of the Act shall be assessed by applying the relevant criteria set forth in attached Table 9 in compliance with the criteria for the suspension of business prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister, in consideration of the kind and degrees of offenses. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 16 (Procedures for Imposition and Collection of Penalty Surcharges)
(1) If the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu intends to impose a penalty surcharge in accordance with Article 46 of the Act, he/she shall inform the person subject to the penalty surcharge of such intent in writing, specifying matters such as the kind of the violation in question and the amount of the penalty surcharge. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
(2) Any person who has received the written notice as provided in paragraph (1) shall, within 20 days, pay the penalty surcharge to a receiving agency designated by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu: Provided, That, where its payment by the deadline is impossible due to events of force majeure or other inevitable reasons, he/she shall pay it within 7 days from the date on which such reasons cease to exist. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
(3) The receiving agency that has received the penalty surcharge under paragraph (2) shall issue a receipt thereof to the payer of the penalty surcharge.
(4) The receiving agency that has received the penalty surcharges under paragraph (2) shall notify such fact to the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu without delay. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
(5) No penalty surcharges may be paid in installments.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 16-2 (Disposition for Defaulters of Penalty Surcharges)
(1) Where a person liable to pay a penalty surcharge pursuant to Article 46 (1) of the Act fails to pay such surcharge by the payment deadline, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall serve a demand notice on him/her pursuant to the main sentence of Article 46 (4) of the Act, within 15 days after the payment deadline. In such cases, the due date for payment shall be within 10 days from the date the demand is served.
(2) Where a person liable to pay a penalty surcharge fails to pay such surcharge by the due date for payment after receiving the demand notice under paragraph (1), the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall revoke the disposition of imposing the penalty surcharge pursuant to the main sentence of Article 46 (4) of the Act and suspend business under Article 44 (1) of the Act, or collect the penalty surcharge in the same manner as delinquent national taxes are collected, or as prescribed by the Act on the Collection, etc. of Local Non-Tax Revenue.
(3) Where the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu revokes the disposition of imposing the penalty surcharge pursuant to the main sentence of Article 46 (4) of the Act and suspend business under Article 44 (1) of the Act, he/she shall notify, in writing, the details thereof to the person subject to the disposition. In such cases, the written notice shall include matters necessary for the disposition of suspending business, such as the reason for altering the original disposition and the period for the disposition of business suspension.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016]
 Article 17 (Inspectors for Narcotics)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (the head of a Gu refers to the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) shall appoint any of the following subordinate public officials as an inspector for narcotics in accordance with Article 48 of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. A person who has at least a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or law from a school defined in Article 2 of the Higher Education Act, or who is deemed to meet or exceed the academic achievement equivalent thereto under other statutes;
2. A person who has been engaged in performance of duties concerning pharmaceutical affairs for at least one year;
3. A person who has been engaged in performance of duties concerning public health administration at a public health agency for at least one year.
(2) The scope of duties performed by the inspector for narcotics under Article 48 (2) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25888, Dec. 23, 2014>
1. To monitor, visit, inspect, and supervise the authorized persons handling narcotics, persons who obtained approval for handlling narcotics and business places handling narcotics;
2. To monitor, visit, inspect, and supervise the persons and business places handling basic substances for narcotics;
3. To collect narcotic drugs or psychotropic drugs or ultra-narcotic drugs, or pharmaceuticals related therewith for quality control of narcotic drugs or psychotropic drugs, or ultra-narcotic drugs;
4. To support the medical care and protection of narcotic addicts.
(3) When the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu appoints an inspector for narcotics pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall make an entry thereof in the register of appointment, and issue an inspector's identification card. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 18 (Honorary Counselors for Narcotics)
(1) If the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu intends to have any person as an honorary counselor for narcotics under Article 49 of the Act, such person shall be commissioned from among any of the following persons: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. A person who has a degree of Bachelor or higher from a school under Article 2 of the Higher Education Act, or who is deemed to meet or exceed the academic achievement equivalent thereto under other statutes;
2. A person who is a member or employee of a consumer-related organization, a youth-related organization, or a medical or pharmaceutical affairs-related association or organization (hereinafter referred to as the "relevant organization") and is recommended by the head of the related organization;
3. A person who has been engaged in performance of affairs concerning public health administration at a public health agency for a year or longer;
4. A person who has been engaged in performance of investigative duties dealing with narcotics for a year or longer.
(2) The scope of duties of an honorary counselor for narcotics under Article 49 (2) of the Act shall be as follows:
1. Publicity and awareness-raising campaigns for the prevention of misuse or abuse of narcotics;
2. Reports on and provision of data concerning violations of the Act.
(3) The term of office of an honorary counselor for narcotics shall be two years, and it may be renewed: Provided, That the renewal of the term of office of the person commissioned pursuant to paragraph (1) 2 shall be subject to a request for renewal by the head of the relevant organization.
(4) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may assist honorary counselors for narcotics with expenses required for their activities, within budgetary limits. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Where an honorary counselor for narcotics falls under any of the following, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall revoke the commissioning as an honorary counselor for narcotics: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Where he/she violates the provisions of Article 3 of the Act;
2. Where he/she leaves, or is dismissed from, the relevant organization or where he/she is disqualified as a member of the same organization;
3. Where he/she has aroused public criticism for an unlawful act in connection with his/her duties as an honorary counselor for narcotics;
4. Where it is impracticable for him/her to perform his/her duties due to illness or injury, etc.
(6) Except as otherwise provided for in this Decree, detailed matters necessary for the management of the honorary counselors for narcotics shall be separately determined by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 19 (Transactions of Basic Substances for Narcotics Exempt from Requirement for Record Keeping)
(1) Transactions of basic substances for narcotics exempt from the requirement for record keeping under subparagraph 4 of Article 51 (2) of the Act shall be as follows:
1. In cases of import, a transaction in which the certificate of manufacture or the certificate of sales issued by the Government of the producing country is attached;
2. In cases of export, a transaction in which the certificate of export issued by the Government of the Republic of Korea is attached;
3. In cases of transfer or receipt or sale or purchase, a transaction to which the State or a local government is a party.
(2) The maximum trading volume of basic substances for narcotics exempt from the requirement for record keeping under subparagraph 5 of Article 51 (2) of the Act shall be as set forth in attached Table 8.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 19-2 (Report on Basic Substances for Narcotics Involved in Accidents such as Theft)
If basic substance for narcotics is stolen, missing, or involved in other accidents, as classified in the following subparagraphs, a person handling the basic substances for narcotics shall report it to the Minister of Justice or the Minister of Food and Drug Safety without delay, pursuant to Article 51 (3) 2 of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Where attached Table 8 specifies the maximum trading volume of the basic substance for narcotics: The basic substance for narcotics not less than the maximum trading volume;
2. Where attached Table 8 does not specify the maximum trading volume of the basic substance for narcotics: The relevant basic substance for narcotics.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21029, Sep. 23, 2008]
 Article 20 (Kind of Basic Substances for Narcotics Subject to Approval, and Procedures, etc. for Approval)
(1) Basic substances for narcotics under Category 1 of attached Table 8 shall constitute the kind of basic substances for narcotics for which a person intending to export or import them pursuant to Article 51 (5) of the Act is required to obtain approval from the Minister of Food and Drug Safety whenever basic substances for narcotics are exported or imported: Provided, That basic substances for narcotics that shall be subject to permission, approval, registration, or reports concerning the import or export under the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, the Food Sanitation Act, and other relevant Acts shall be excluded. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Any person who intends to obtain approval for export or import of basic substances for narcotics referred to in the main sentence of paragraph (1) shall submit to the Minister of Food and Drug Safety an application for the approval for export or import of basic substances for narcotics, along with documents determined by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) When the Minister of Food and Drug Safety has granted approval upon the application under paragraph (2), he/she shall issue to the applicant a written approval for export or import of basic substances for narcotics. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The head of the administrative agency that has granted the permission or approval for export or import of basic substances for narcotics or has received the registration of or reports on such export or import in accordance with the proviso to paragraph (1) shall notify the Minister of Food and Drug Safety of the details of the permission, approval, registration, or reports, including the name of a person handling basic substances for narcotics, import country, export country, quantities, purpose of use, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 20-2 (Operation, etc. of Korean Association Against Drug Abuse)
(1) The head of the Korean Association Against Drug Abuse shall submit its project plans and budget estimates to the Minister of Food and Drug Safety by 60 days prior to the commencement of each fiscal year, in accordance with Article 51-2 (5) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) If the head of the Korean Association Against Drug Abuse intends to modify the details of the project plans and budget estimates under paragraph (1), he/she shall submit a written document specifying the details to be modified and the reasons therefor to the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Where the Minister of Food and Drug Safety has received the project plans and budget estimates for a subsequent year under paragraph (1) or a written document containing the details to be modified and the reasons therefor under paragraph (2), if necessary, he/she may request the head of the Korean Association Against Drug Abuse to submit materials concerning the following matters: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Matters concerning the projects set forth in Article 51-2 (1) of the Act;
2. Matters concerning the details of spending the financial support provided in accordance with Article 51-2 (4) of the Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 21 (Method of Destruction of Confiscated Narcotics)
If a Mayor/Do Governor destroys the confiscated narcotics, in accordance with Article 53 (2) of the Act, he/she shall be required to do so by any of the following methods:
1. Burning narcotics, which are inflammable, in a place where no danger may be caused to the public health and sanitation;
2. Turning narcotics into non-narcotic substances by neutralization, hydrolysis, oxidation, deoxidation, dilution, and other methods;
3. Burying narcotics, if undestroyable by the methods under subparagraph 1 or 2, not less than one meter deep underground where there is no risk of polluting the underground water or making them sink into the sea water in the manner precluding their rise on the surface, or otherwise disposing of them in such a manner as may not cause any harm and danger to the public health and sanitation.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 22 (Disposal of Confiscated Narcotics)
(1) "Necessary disposals thereof" in Article 53 (2) of the Act means disposals referring to any of the following cases, in which a Mayor/Do Governor deems it necessary to provide confiscated narcotics:
1. Where an academic researcher handling narcotics intends to use a limited quantity of them as may be necessary for the purpose of research;
2. Where they are to be used for a test in the process of performing duties;
3. Where confiscated narcotics are to be reused as narcotics manufactured, imported, etc. under the Act.
(2) Any person who intends to be provided with narcotics in accordance with paragraph (1) 1 and 2 shall submit an application therefor to a Mayor/Do Governor, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) A Mayor/Do Governor who intends to reuse the narcotics under paragraph (1) 3 shall designate a transferee thereof.
(4) Any person who intends to be designated as a transferee under paragraph (3) and thereby intends to have the confiscated narcotics transferred shall pay the amount of the price set by a Mayor/Do Governor to the City/Do concerned by its revenue stamps: Provided, That the Mayor/Do Governor may have it paid by means of electronic currencies, electronic settlement, etc. through information and communications networks.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 23 (Report and Accusation)
(1) Reports on or accusations against crimes involving narcotics under Article 54 of the Act (hereafter in this Article, referred to as "report or accusation") may be made under an anonymous or fictitious name.
(2) In case a report or accusation was received orally, the public official who has received it shall prepare a written record of the report or accusation.
(3) The public official who deals with the affairs of reports or accusations shall not reveal matters related to their informers or accusers.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 24 (Application for Payment of Rewards)
(1) Any person who intends to receive the rewards under Article 54 of the Act shall, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, submit an application for the payment of rewards to the Minister of Justice through the chief public prosecutor of the competent district prosecutors’ office (including the head of the district prosecutors’ branch office; hereafter in this Article, the same shall apply).
(2) Notwithstanding Article 2 (1) 3 of the Enforcement Decree of the Civil Petitions Treatment Act, an application under paragraph (1) may be filed under an anonymous or fictitious name. In such cases, the head of the agency acknowledging the crime shall verify reasons why an anonymous or fictitious name must be used. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26980, Feb. 12, 2016>
(3) The chief prosecutor of the district prosecutors’ office who receives an application under paragraph (1) shall submit it to the Minister of Justice accompanied by the documents determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 25 (Payment of Rewards)
(1) The rewards under Article 54 of the Act shall be paid where the public prosecutor brings in an indictment, or stay of prosecution, against the criminal: Provided, That in case only narcotics are confiscated without the arrest of the criminal in question, rewards may be paid as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice.
(2) The payment of rewards under Article 54 of the Act shall be the amount paid within budgetary limits and not in excess of the sum total of the amount of additional charge and the domestic wholesale prices of confiscated goods or the estimated amount of additional charges and the domestic wholesale prices of seized goods as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice: Provided, That in cases the person receiving such payment of rewards is a public official performing the investigative duties dealing with the crimes of narcotics, the amount to pay him shall not exceed the 25/100 of the sum total of the amount of fine, that of additional collection, and domestic wholesale prices of confiscated or seized goods.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 26 (Reward Payment Report and Reward Ledger)
Where the Minister of Justice pays the rewards under Article 54 of the Act, he/she shall keep and maintain a reward payment report and a reward ledger as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 27 (Concurrent Permission)
Where the same person has concurrently obtained two or more types of permission for a person handling narcotics under Article 6 (1) of the Act or permission for exporter, importer, etc. of basic substances for narcotics under Article 6-2 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "exporter, importer, etc. of basic substances for narcotics"), he/she shall be regarded as a separate person handling narcotics or an exporter, importer, etc. of basic substances for narcotics by permission, in applying provisions governing such person handling narcotics or such exporter, importer, etc. of basic substances for narcotics.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 28 (Delegation of Authority)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall delegate the following authority to the heads of Regional Offices of Food and Drug Safety pursuant to Article 56 of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
1. Permission or modified permission for academic researchers handling narcotics under Article 6 (1) 4 of the Act;
1-2. Permission or modified permission for exporters, importers, etc. of basic substances for narcotics under Article 6-2 (1) of the Act;
1-3. Entry of particulars of academic researchers handling narcotics or exporters, importers, etc. of basic substances for narcotics, in the register, and issuance and reissuance of certificates of permission or written designation under Article 7 (1) and (2) of the Act;
2. Acceptance of reports on business closure, etc. concerning handling of narcotics or basic substances for narcotics from academic researchers handling narcotics or exporters, importers, etc. of basic substances for narcotics under Article 8 of the Act;
3. Approval for transfer of narcotics under Article 9 (2) and (3) of the Act (excluding where it is delegated to a Mayor/Do Governor under paragraph (2));
4. Dealing with the narcotics involved in accident and receipt of report thereon under Article 12 of the Act;
5. Approval for disposal of narcotics possessed by an academic researcher handling narcotics in connection with his/her disqualification, etc. under Article 13 (1) of the Act;
6. Approval for giving or receiving of unsealed narcotic drugs and psychotropic drugs by academic researchers handling narcotics under the proviso to Article 16 (2) of the Act;
7. Acceptance of report on the use of marijuana for the purpose of academic research and on the cultivation of hemps from academic researchers handling narcotics under Article 35 (2) of the Act;
8. Affairs concerning entry, inspection, and collection under Article 41 of the Act;
9. Order for and disposition of the destruction of narcotics under Article 42 of the Act;
10. Affairs concerning orders, such as business reports, under Article 43 of the Act;
11. Revocation of permission for academic researchers handling narcotics or exporters, importers, etc. of basic substances for narcotics, issuance of an order to suspend all or part of such duties or the use of narcotics under Article 44 (1) of the Act, and imposition and collection of penalty surcharges on academic researchers handling narcotics or exporters, importers, etc. of basic substances for narcotics under Article 46 of the Act;
12. Disposal of illegal narcotics under Article 47 of the Act;
13. Commissioning, revocation of commissioning, and management of honorary counselors for narcotics under Article 49 of the Act and Article 18 of this Decree;
14. Education for the exporter and importer of narcotics, manufacturer of narcotics, user of narcotics as raw materials, academic researcher handling narcotics and exporter, importer, etc. of basic substances for narcotics under Article 50 of the Act, and issuance of education completion certificates;
14-2. Acceptance of reports under Article 51 (3) of the Act;
15. Imposition and collection of administrative fines on academic researchers handling narcotics or exporters, importers, etc. of basic substances for narcotics under Article 69 of the Act.
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall delegate the authority for approval to a Mayor/Do Governor pursuant to Article 56 of the Act, where a retailer of narcotics or a health care provider handling narcotics intends to return narcotic drugs or psychotropic drugs to a wholesaler of narcotics as he/she falls under Article 9 (2) 3 of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Where a Mayor/Do Governor grants the approval under paragraph (2), he/she shall inform the Minister of Food and Drug Safety of the result thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 28-2 (Handling of Sensitive Information and Personally Identifiable Information)
Where it is inevitable for performing the following affairs, the Minister of Health and Welfare, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety (including a person who is delegated to the authority of the Minister of Food and Drug Safety pursuant to Article 28), a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (where the relevant authority has been delegated or entrusted, including a person who is delegated to or entrusted with such authority), or a medical treatment and protection facility under Article 40 (1) of the Act (limited to the affairs set forth in subparagraphs 9 and 10) may process information on health under Article 23 of the Personal Information Protection Act, information constituting criminal history data under subparagraph 2 of Article 18 of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act, and data containing resident registration numbers, passport numbers or alien registration numbers under subparagraph 1, 2, or 4 of Article 19 of the same Enforcement Decree: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Affairs concerning prohibition of handling narcotics by a person other than a person handling narcotics under Article 4 of the Act;
2. Affairs concerning permission, etc. for a person handling narcotics under Article 6 of the Act;
3. Affairs concerning permission, etc. for an exporter, importer, etc. of basic substances for narcotics under Article 6-2 of the Act;
4. Affairs concerning issuance and registration of certificates of permission, etc. under Article 7 of the Act;
5. Affairs concerning reports, etc. on business closure, etc. under Article 8 of the Act;
6. Affairs concerning approval for transferring or taking over of narcotics under Article 9 of the Act;
7. Affairs concerning dealing with narcotics, etc. involved in accidents under Article 12 of the Act;
8. Affairs concerning disposal of narcotics possessed by disqualified persons under Article 13 of the Act;
9. Affairs concerning permission for use of narcotic drugs by narcotic addicts under the proviso to Article 39 of the Act, with the exception of its subparagraphs;
10. Affairs concerning treatment and protection of narcotic addicts under Article 40 of the Act;
11. Affairs concerning entry, inspection, collection, etc. under Article 41 of the Act;
12. Affairs concerning orders, etc. for destruction under Article 42 of the Act;
13. Affairs concerning business reports, etc. under Article 43 of the Act;
14. Affairs concerning revocation of permission, etc. under Article 44 of the Act;
15. Affairs concerning imposition and collection of penalty surcharges under Article 46 of the Act;
16. Affairs concerning inspectors for narcotics under Article 48 of the Act;
17. Affairs concerning honorary counselors for narcotics under Article 49 of the Act;
18. Affairs concerning control of basic substances for narcotics under Article 51 of the Act;
19. Affairs concerning collection, etc. of data on narcotics under Article 52 of the Act;
20. Affairs concerning disposal, etc. of confiscated narcotics under Article 53 of the Act;
21. Affairs concerning payment of rewards under Article 54 of the Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
 Article 28-3 (Re-examination of Regulations)
The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall examine the reasonableness of the criteria for imposition of administrative fines under Article 29 and attached Table 10 and take measures for improvement, etc. every three years (referring to by January 1 of every third year) from January 1, 2014.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25050, Dec. 30, 2013]
 Article 29 (Imposition and Collection of Administrative Fines)
The criteria for imposition of administrative fines under Article 69 (1) of the Act shall be as set forth in attached Table 10.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012]
ADDENDA
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2000.
(2) (Repeal of Other Statutes) The Enforcement Decree of the Narcotics Act, the Enforcement Decree of the Psychotropic Drugs Control Act, and the Enforcement Decree of the Cannabis Control Act shall be repealed, respectively.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Appointment of Supervisor of Narcotics) The supervisor of narcotic drugs, that of psychotropic drugs, or that of marijuana who has been appointed under the previous provisions at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed appointed as a supervisor of narcotics under Article 17.
(4) Omitted.
(5) (Relationship to Other Statutes) If any reference to the previous Enforcement Decree of the Narcotics Act, the previous Enforcement Decree of the Psychotropic Drugs Control Act, or the previous Enforcement Decree of the Cannabis Control Act has been made by other statutes at the time this Decree enters into force, it shall be deemed that a reference to this Decree or the corresponding provisions, if any, of this Decree has been made by other statutes in lieu of the previous provisions.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17110, Jan. 27, 2001>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 17431, Dec. 19, 2001>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 18078, Jul. 30, 2003>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of attached Table 6 shall enter into force on October 1, 2003.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 18312, Mar. 17, 2004>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19135, Nov. 16, 2005>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 24 of attached Table 4 shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19744, Dec. 4, 2006>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20679, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21029, Sep. 23, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on September 29, 2008
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Benzylpiperazine and Gamma Butyrolactone)
(1) A person who has been already handling benzylpiperazine before this Decree enters into force shall obtain permission or designation as a person handling narcotics pursuant to Article 6 of the Act within one month after this Decree enters into force.
(2) A person who has already reported the export and import of gamma butyrolactone before this Decree enters into force need not obtain approval for the export and import of basic substances for narcotics pursuant to Article 51 (1) of the Act, from the Minister of Food and Drug Safety
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21605, Jul. 1, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures)
(1) A person who has been already handling substances (21 types, including 5-MeO-MiPT) added as psychotropic drugs under the amended provisions of attached Tables 3 and 4 at the time this Decree enters into force shall obtain permission or designation as a person handling narcotics pursuant to Article 6 of the Act within one month after this Decree enters into force.
(2) A person who has already reported the export and import of 1,4-Butanediol before this Decree enters into force may choose not to obtain approval for the export and import of basic substances for narcotics pursuant to Article 51 (1) of the Act, from the Minister of Food and Drug Safety.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 19, 2010. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22656, Feb. 1, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning New Designation, etc. of Narcotics)
(1) A person who has been already handling substances (nine types, including Tapentadol) added as narcotic drugs or psychotropic drugs under the amended provisions of attached Tables 2 through 4 and 6 at the time this Decree enters into force shall obtain permission or designation as a person handling narcotics pursuant to Article 6 of the Act within one month after this Decree enters into force.
(2) A person who has already reported the export and import of substance (six types such as Dihydrolysergic acid methyl ester) added as basic substance for narcotics under the amended provisions of attached Table 8 (Category 1) before this Decree enters into force shall be deemed obtained approval for the export and import of basic substance for narcotics pursuant to Article 51 (1) of the Act, from the Minister of Food and Drug Safety.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Modification of Standards for Imposing Administrative Fines)
The application of the criteria for imposition of administrative fines for violations committed before this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23095, Aug. 25, 2011>
This Decree shall enter into force on September 8, 2011.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23845, Jun. 7, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on June 8, 2012.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning New Designation, etc. of Narcotics)
A person who has been already handling substances (nine types, including Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) added as psychotropic drugs under the amended provisions of attached Table 3 at the time this Decree enters into force shall obtain permission or designation as a person handling narcotics pursuant to Article 6 of the Act within one month after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Modification of Criteria for Imposition of Administrative Fines)
The application of the criteria for imposition of administrative fines for the violations committed before this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the previous provisions.
Article 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24454, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25050, Dec. 30, 2013>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2014. (Proviso Omitted.)
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25582, Aug. 27, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 42 and 43 of attached Table 4 shall enter into force six months after its promulgation.
Article 2 (Preparation, etc. for Applying for Permission, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may proceed the procedures for granting approval for handling narcotics pursuant to Article 4 of the Act, permission or designation as a person authorized to handle narcotics pursuant to Article 6 of the Act, license to manufacture, import, or export narcotics pursuant to Article 18 or 21 of the Act, for Tiletamine or Zolazepam classified as psychotropic drugs pursuant to the amended provisions of Articles 42 and 43 of attached Table 4 before the enforcement date provided for in the proviso to Article 1 of this Addenda, if deemed necessary for the enforcement of this Decree.
(2) Where the procedures for granting approval, permission, or designation pursuant to paragraph (1) is completed before the enforcement date provided for in the proviso to Article 1 of this Addenda, the enforcement date provided for in the proviso to Article 1 of this Addenda shall deem the date of approval, permission, or designation.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning License to Manufacture, Import, or Export Narcotics)
(1) Before the enforcement date provided for in the proviso to Article 1 of this Addenda, a person who has obtained permission for manufacturing or importing an pursuant to Article 85 of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act for animal drugs that contain Tiletamine or Zolazepam classified as psychotropic drugs pursuant to the amended provisions of Articles 42 and 43 of attached Table 4 shall be deemed to have obtained a license to manufacture, import, or export narcotics, pursuant to Articles 18 and 21 of the Act.
(2) Among those who fall under paragraph (1), when a person who fails to obtain permission or designation as a person authorized to handle narcotics pursuant to Article 6 of the Act intends to handle Tiletamine or Zolazepam classified as psychotropic drugs pursuant to the amended provisions of Articles 42 and 43 of attached Table 4, he/she shall obtain permission or designation as a person authorized to handle narcotics pursuant to Article 6 of the Act.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25888, Dec. 23, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning New Designation, etc. of Narcotics)
As at the time this Decree enters into force, a person who has been handling a substance added as narcotic drugs or psychotropic drugs under the amended provisions of attached Tables 1 through 4 and 6 shall obtain approval for handling narcotics pursuant to Articles 3 and 4 of the Act or obtain permission or designation as a person authorized to handle narcotics pursuant to Article 6 of the Act within one month after this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 26427, Jul. 20, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26980, Feb. 12, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27573, Nov. 1, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 4, 2016: Provided, That the following provisions shall enter into force as classified in the following subparagraphs:
1. Amended provisions of Article 8, the main sentence of subparagraph 1 of Article 12-2, Article 16, and attached Tables 1 through 6: Promulgation date of this Decree;
2. Amended provisions of Articles 7, 9, and 12, proviso of subparagraph 1 of Article 12-2, Article 28, and attached Table 10: Enforcement Date of Partial Amendments to the Narcotics Control Act of Act No. 13331.
Article 2 (Applicability to Disposition to Defaulters of Penalty Surcharges)
The amended provisions of Article 16-2 shall also apply to a person who was subjected to the imposition of a penalty surcharge, but for whom its payment deadline has not arrived yet.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Standards for Calculating Penalty Surcharges)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of subparagraph 1 (a) of attached Table 9, the former provisions thereof shall govern when applying criteria for calculating a penalty surcharge to a violation committed before this Decree enters into force.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Standards for Imposing Penalty Surcharges)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 10, the former provisions thereof shall govern when applying standards for imposing a penalty surcharge to a violation committed before this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That among the Presidential Decrees amended pursuant to Article 8 of the Addenda, the provisions amending the Presidential Decrees the enforcement dates of which have not yet arrived shall enter into force on the dates on which the relevant Presidential Decrees enter into force, respectively.
Articles 2 through 8 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28395, Oct. 17, 2017>
This Decree shall enter into force on October 19, 2017: Provided, That the amended provisons of Article 9 shall enter into force on the enforcement date under the main sentence of Addenda of Article 1 of Act No. 13331, the Partial Amendment to the Narcotics Control Act.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28589, Jan. 16, 2018>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.