Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-15-.04 - Duties of the Pharmacist in Charge Related to Registered Pharmacy Technicians

(a) The Pharmacist in Charge shall be responsible for:
(1) providing updated information to the Board in accordance with rules and regulations regarding the registered pharmacy technicians employed in the pharmacy for purposes maintaining the registry of registered pharmacy technicians established by the Board pursuant to paragraph (7) of subsection (a) of Code Section 26-4-28.
(2) Ensuring the reporting the separation of employment or termination of any Registered pharmacy technician for any suspected or confirmed criminal occupational-related activities committed or any drug-related reason, including but not limited to Adulteration, abuse, theft or diversion and shall include in the notice the reason for the termination.
(3) Assuring that all pharmacists and pharmacy interns and externs employed at the pharmacy are currently licensed and that registered pharmacy technicians employed at the pharmacy are currently registered with the Board of Pharmacy.
(4) Notifying the Board of any change in the employment status of all registered technicians in the pharmacy within 10 days of the technician's separation date from employment,
(5) Ensuring that registered pharmacy technicians in the prescription department shall be easily identifiable by use of a name badge or other similar means which prominently displays their name and job title. The Pharmacist-in-Charge is responsible for ensuring that such persons wear or display such identification at all times when they are working in the prescription department.
(6) Shall ensure that the current registration for each registered pharmacy technician is readily accessible for inspection by the Board or Drugs and Narcotics Agents.
(7) Ensuring that a pharmacist is responsible for the dispensing of all prescription drug orders and for all activities of any pharmacy technician in the preparation of the drug for delivery to the patient, and that a pharmacist shall be present and personally supervising the activities of any pharmacy technician at all times.
(b) The Board of Pharmacy can take disciplinary action against the license of a pharmacist in charge who violates the provisions of this rule as authorized by O.C.G.A. Sections 43-1-19 and 26-4-60.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-15-.04
O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-60, 26-4-80, 26-4-82, 26-4-110, 43-1-19.
Original Rule entitled "Duties of the Pharmacist in Charge Related to Registered Pharmacy Technicians" adopted. F. Feb. 21, 2011; eff. Mar. 13, 2011.

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