Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-10-.01 - Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs: Inspection, Retention of Records and Security

(1) Every retail pharmacy, possessing or having possessed any controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs, within a period of two years, and/or possessing any record related to the same, which is required to be kept by O.C.G.A. T. Ch. 16-13, shall exercise diligent care in protecting such controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs and/or records related to the same from loss or theft.
(a) Every licensed retail pharmacy shall ensure that all controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs are purchased from and/or returned to firms holding a current permit issued by the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy (Board). This requirement can be met by a pharmacy maintaining a copy of such firms' current Georgia Board permit.
(2) All controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs shall be kept in the prescription department, accessible only to an authorized person, except where contained in a collection receptacle compliant with state and federal law and regulation.
(3) The Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) shall have the authority to conduct inspections of any place or premises used by any such licensed retail pharmacy in relation to such controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs and/or any records pertaining to their acquisition, dispensing, disposal, or loss.
(4) The GDNA shall have the authority to examine, copy, or remove all such records, and to examine, copy, remove, or inventory all such controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs.
(a) It shall be the responsibility to such person possessing such controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs and/or records to make the same available for such inspection, copying, examination, or inventorying by said GDNA.
(b) At the conclusion of an inspection, the GDNA personnel examining said drugs and/or records shall have the responsibility of providing to such retail pharmacy a copy of an inspection report on which any deficiencies or violations are made along with any recommendations, if any, concerning the satisfactory storage, keeping, handling and security of controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs.
(5) Any person possessing controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs and/or records may request that such an inspection be made, and upon receipt of such written request, the GDNA Director shall make, or cause to be made, without reasonable delay, an inspection in compliance with said request.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-10-.01
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 16-13-34, 16-13-39, 16-13-45, 16-13-46, 26-3-17, 26-4-4, 26-4-27 to 26-4-29, 26-4-110, 26-4-113, 26-4-115.
Original Rule entitled "Narcotic Drugs: Inspection, Records Security" adopted. F. Oct. 6, 1970; eff. Oct. 26, 1970. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Controlled Substances: Inspection, Records Security" adopted. F. Nov. 13, 1974; eff. Dec. 3, 1974. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs: Retention of Records, Security and Inspection" adopted. F. Sept. 26, 1997; eff. Oct. 16, 1997. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs: Inspection, Retention of Records and Security" adopted. F. Mar. 5, 2003; eff. Mar. 25, 2003. Amended: F. Oct. 3, 2017; eff. Oct. 23, 2017.

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