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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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-17-.01
O.C.G.A. Secs. 16-13-72(4.2), 26-4-27.
An Emergency Chapter 480-17-0 was filed on July 2, 1971; effective July 2, 1971 for not longer than 120 days. Emergency Chapter repealed and original Rule 480-17-.01 entitled "Narcotic Drugs-Defined" adopted. Filed October 5, 1971; effective October 25, 1971. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Purpose" adopted. F. Feb. 20, 2002; eff. Mar. 12, 2002.

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