Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-15-.05 - Duties or Functions Prohibited from Being Performed by a Registered Pharmacy Technician

(a) In dispensing drugs, no individual other than a licensed pharmacist shall perform or conduct those duties or functions which require professional judgment. It shall be the responsibility of the supervising pharmacist to ensure to that no other employee of the pharmacy, excluding pharmacy interns or externs but including registered pharmacy technicians, performs, or conducts those duties or functions which require professional judgment. The following functions require the professional judgment of a pharmacist, or a pharmacy intern or extern, under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, and may not be performed by a registered pharmacy technician:
(1) Acceptance of telephoned or other oral prescriptions;
(2) Transfers of prescription drug orders from another pharmacy or transfers of a prescription drug order to another pharmacy;
(3) Patient counseling;
(4) Receiving information or providing information about a prescription drug order;
(5) Making the determination as to whether to refill the prescription drug order;
(6) Certification of a filled and finished prescription drug order;
(7) Weighing or measuring active ingredients without a mechanism of verification;
(8) Compounding of medication without a mechanism of verification;
(9) Giving a completed prescription to the patient requesting same without the label and contents and the label being verified by a pharmacist.
(10) Reconstitution of prefabricated medication without a mechanism of verification;
(11) Verification of the constituents of final IV admixtures for accuracy, efficacy, and patient utilization;
(12) Enter of order on patient medication profiles without verification by a pharmacist;
(13) Provision of drug information that has not been prepared or approved by the pharmacist;
(14) Review of the patient record for therapeutic appropriateness; and
(15) Any other act prohibited by Board rule, or law.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-15-.05
O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-60, 26-4-82, 26-4-84, 26-4-85, 26-4-88.
Original Rule entitled "Duties or Functions Prohibited from Being Performed by a Registered Pharmacy Technician" adopted. F. Feb. 21, 2011; eff. Mar. 13, 2011.

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