The licensee shall notify the Board
within ten business days
upon the occurrence of any of the
(a) Permanent closing of a licensed
pain management clinic;
theft or loss of drugs or devices of a licensed pain management
(c) Any known conviction of
any employee of a licensed pain management clinic of any state or federal drug
(d) Any known conviction
based upon charges of fraud of any employee of a licensed pain management
accidents, theft, destruction, or loss of records of a licensed pain management
clinic required to be maintained by state or federal law or the rules of the
(f) If there is a death of a
patient due to medication.
malpractice settlements or disciplinary actions imposed against the owners or
physicians practicing in the clinic
(h) Impairment of any physician, physician
assistant or advanced practice registered nurse practicing in the
(i) Revocation of the
license of another pain management clinic in this or other states owned by the
(j) Notification if
the DEA of an owner of physician, physician assistant or advanced practice
registered nurse is revoked or surrendered.
(k) Termination of employment of a physician,
physician assistant and advanced practice registered nurse from a licensed pain
The licensee must notify the Board at least ten (10) days prior to the
of the following:
Change of ownership, name, management, or location of a licensed pain
management clinic; the license is non-transferrable so the license immediately
becomes void and inactive upon a change in ownership or location.
(b) Employment of a new physicians, physician
assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse in a licensed pain management
clinic. The notification must be on a form approved by the Board and must
include appropriate supplemental documentation including a criminal background
check. Although prior approval by the Board is not required, the employment of
a person who does not qualify for employment at a pain clinic under the law and
rules of the Board is grounds for disciplinary action against the clinic
license. A clinic license holder may voluntarily submit notification with a
request for prior Board approval to verify that a person does qualifies for
employment under the laws and rules of the Board.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R.
entitled "Notifications to the Board" adopted. F. Jun. 23, 2014; eff.
July 13, 2014.
Amended: F. Jan. 23,
2015; eff. Feb. 12, 2015.
Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F.
Dec. 20, 2015; eff.
Jan. 9, 2016.