For purposes of this rule, the following
terms shall means as follow:
shall mean the Georgia Board of Pharmacy;
(b) "Immediate notification" shall mean
written notification sent within twenty-four hours of the event;
(c) "Significant adverse drug reaction" shall
mean any reaction which requires any medical treatment beyond a consultation
between Pharmacist/patient, Pharmacist/Prescriber, patient/prescriber or
(d) "Written notification" shall mean in
writing and sent by statutory overnight delivery or by email.
The following occurrences
require immediate notification to the Board at its address of record, unless
(a) Permanent closing of a
licensed pharmacy. Notification shall include the name and contact information
for the person responsible for maintaining the pharmacy records after the
pharmacy has closed and location of the records.
(b) Change of ownership or location of a
licensed pharmacy. Since a pharmacy license cannot be transferable, unless such
change has been previously approved by the Board following the submission of
the appropriate applications, the existing pharmacy license is void and there
is no continuing authority to operate as a pharmacy.
(c) Change in management of a licensed
(d) Change of the
pharmacist in charge of a licensed pharmacy. When the Board receives notice
that a pharmacy no longer has a pharmacist in charge and no replacement
pharmacist in charge is named, the pharmacy's license is suspended pending
further action by the Board.
Any theft or loss of drugs or devices of a licensed pharmacy. This notification
must also be made to the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, and if involving
controlled substances, the pharmacy must comply with Rule
(f) Any known conviction of any employee of a
licensed pharmacy of any state or federal drug laws, not previously
(g) Disasters or
accidents involving the licensed pharmacy.
(h) Thefts or break-ins at the licensed
(i) Theft, destruction,
or loss of records of a licensed pharmacy required to be maintained by state or
(j) Occurrence at a
licensed pharmacy of a significant adverse drug reaction by a customer or
person receiving medication dispensed or compounded by the licensed
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled
"Required Notifications to the Board" adopted. F. Dec. 19, 2013; eff. Jan. 8, 2014.