Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-18-.01 - Definitions

For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(a) Administer. The term administer means to give one, single dose of a pharmacy prepared narcotic controlled substance.
(b) Board. Board means the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy.
(c) Compound. The term compound means to mix, prepare, package or change the dosage form of a narcotic controlled substance for use in or by an opioid treatment program.
(d) CSAT. CSAT means the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
(e) DEA. DEA means the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
(f) DHR. DHR means the Georgia Department of Human Resources.
(g) Dispense. The term dispense refers to the actions of a pharmacist when he/she fills a prescription drug order and prepares either a single dose or multiple doses in patient-specific take-home containers with narcotic controlled substances for an opioid treatment program.
(h) Director of Pharmacy Services. Director of Pharmacy Services shall be a pharmacist, licensed with the Board, who shall direct, oversee, establish protocols and be responsible for all pharmacy related transactions at an opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy.
(i) Emergency kit. An emergency kit is a kit containing drugs which may be required to meet the immediate therapeutic needs of patients and which are not available from any other authorized source within the clinic in sufficient time to prevent risk of harm to patients;
(j) GDNA. GDNA means the Georgia Drugs & Narcotics Agency.
(k) Licensed medical personnel. The term licensed medical personnel is used to describe employees of an opioid treatment program clinic licensed by the State of Georgia as health care professionals, i.e. physicians, pharmacists, nurses.
(l) Medication dosing station. The term medication dosing station is used to describe the location where doses of medication are administered.
(m) Medication order. The term medication order is used to describe the manner in which a physician orders, via written, verbal or electronically transmitted means, the administration of a narcotic controlled substance to the ultimate user.
(n) Methadone clinic. Methadone clinic is defined the same as a narcotic treatment program clinic or an opioid treatment program clinic.
(o) Methadone treatment program. Methadone treatment program is defined the same as a narcotic treatment program or an opioid treatment program.
(p) Narcotic maintenance. The term narcotic maintenance means a treatment procedure in which individuals use an approved narcotic controlled substance over a period of time to relieve withdrawal symptoms and reduce narcotic craving in combination with rehabilitation services.
(q) Narcotic treatment program. Narcotic treatment program or NTP, also known as an opioid treatment program, is defined as a program licensed or otherwise authorized, by the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to operate a narcotic substance abuse program using narcotic replacement procedures for individuals dependant on opium, morphine, heroin or any derivative or synthetic drug in that group.
(r) Narcotic treatment program clinic pharmacy. Narcotic treatment program clinic pharmacy, is defined as a pharmacy licensed by the Board which is designated as an on-site pharmacy department of a narcotic treatment program.
(s) On-site pharmacy. On-site pharmacy (OSP) is a licensed opoid treatment program clinic pharmacy.
(t) Opioid replacement center. Opioid replacement center (ORC) is an opioid treatment program.
(u) Opioid treatment program. Opioid treatment program (OTP), is an opioid replacement program or a narcotic treatment program licensed, or otherwise authorized by the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. This program operates as a narcotic substance abuse program using narcotic replacement procedures for individuals dependant on opium, morphine, heroin or any derivative or synthetic drug in that group.
(v) Opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy. Opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy is a licensed pharmacy which is designated as an on-site pharmacy department located in and operated by any opioid treatment program or opiate replacement treatment program.
(w) Opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy license. An opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy license is issued by the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy to an opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy.
(x) Outpatient. Outpatient shall mean an opioid treatment program patient who is treated on an outpatient basis.
(y) SAMHSA. SAMHSA means the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
(z) Take-home dose. The term take-home dose means a quantity of a physician ordered narcotic controlled substance dispensed by an opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy which an individual can take away from the OTP clinic, as set forth in the Georgia Department of Human Resources rules.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-18-.01
O.C.G.A. 26-4-37.
Original Rule was filed Emergency Rule on October 1, 1974; effective October 1, 1974, for 120 days, or until the adoption of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding said Emergency Rule. Amended: Permanent Rule filed November 13, 1974; effective December 3, 1974. Amended: Filed November 2, 1987; effective November 22, 1987. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Definitions" adopted. F. Feb. 25, 2002; eff. Mar. 17, 2002.

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