licensed in accordance with O.C.G.A. T. 26, Ch. 4, shall engage in the practice
of filling, compounding or dispensing prescriptions unless it shall possess the
(a) Copies of and/or
computer or electronic access to current reference materials appropriate to the
individual pharmacy practice. These reference materials shall be authoritative
on at least the topics of drug interactions; patient counseling; compounding
and pharmaceutical calculations; and generic substitution.
(b) The telephone number of a poison control
center. This number shall be conspicuously posted within the prescription
Current copies of
and/or computer or electronic access to the following:
1. Georgia Pharmacy Practice Act, O.C.G.A. T.
26, Ch. 4;
2. Georgia Controlled
Substances Act & Dangerous Drug Act, O.C.G.A. T. 16, Ch. 13; and
3. Official Rules of the Georgia State Board
1. Refrigerator in
operating condition with a thermometer; and
2. Sink in working condition with both hot
and cold running water.
Weighing and labeling:
1. If compounding onsite using components
which must be weighed, Class A Balance with an assortment of metric weights or
a Class I or II Electronic Balance;
2. Appropriate prescription labels consistent
with the requirements of the Georgia Drug and Cosmetic Act, O.C.G.A. Title 26,
Chapter 3; and
auxiliary labels that should be used in the pharmacist's professional
1. Graduates of assorted
2. Two mortars and pestles
of assorted sizes;
4. One pill counting
5. Ointment slab, tile or
ointment paper pad;
7. Typewriter, word processor
or computer with label-printer; and
8. Any other equipment necessary for a
specialized practice setting where such a specialized practice takes
supply of drugs most commonly prescribed (ONLY to be on hand after a permit has
been issued by the Board).
Assorted sizes and types of child-resistant dispensing containers.
The pharmacist-in-charge of a
facility may submit to the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy a typed request for
a variance to these provisions relating to minimum equipment requirements.
Stated reasons for application for variances must be included in submitted
request. A variance may be granted by the Board only when, in the judgment of
the Board, there are sound reasons for doing so which relate to the necessary
or efficient delivery of health care.
variance granted by the Board must be in writing, and this variance must be
posted in the pharmacy next to the current Board issued permit/renewal