Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-17-.01 - Purpose
According to O.C.G.A. 16-13-72(4.2), a registered professional nurse licensed under O.C.G.A. 43-26-6 who is employed or contracted by a licensed home health agency may possess sterile saline, sterile water and diluted heparin for use as intravenous maintenance for use in a home health setting, and such nurse may administer such items to patients of the home health agency upon the order of a licensed physician. The State Board of Pharmacy shall be authorized to adopt regulations governing the storage, quantity, use and administration of such items; provided however, nothing in this paragraph or in such regulations shall be construed to restrict any authority of nurses existing under other provisions of the law.
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