(1) All opioid treatment program (OTP)
clinics must have an on-site pharmacy. All such pharmacies shall obtain a
license by registering with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy (Board). Such
license shall be renewed biennially with the Board. Before a Board license can
be issued, an opioid treatment program clinic must meet all the requirements
for licensure and registration as provided by both state and federal law and
all Board rules.
Certificates of registration or
licensure shall be issued only to those opioid treatment program clinic
pharmacies who meet the following requirements:
Submission of an application with the
1. The name, full
business address, and telephone number of the licensee;
2. All trade or business names used by the
3. Address, telephone
number, and the name of the Director of Pharmacy
4. The type of ownership or operation (i.e.,
partnership, corporation, or sole proprietorship); and
The name(s) of the owner and/or operator
of the licensee, including:
(i) If a person,
the name of the person;
(ii) If a
partnership, the name of the partnership and the name of each
(iii) If a sole
proprietorship, the full name of the sole proprietorship and the name of the
business entity; or
(iv) If a
corporation, the corporate name, the name and title of each corporate officer
and director, the state of incorporation; and the name of the parent company,
(v) If operations are
conducted at more than one location by a single opioid treatment program clinic
pharmacy, each such location shall be licensed by the Board.
of an application fee. Application fees shall not be refundable.
(4) Applicant must file a report from the
Director of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) certifying the
applicant possesses the necessary qualifications for a license.
(5) Licenses become null and void upon the
sale, transfer or change of mode of operation or location of the
(6) Licenses are required
to be renewed June 30th of each odd numbered year and may be renewed upon the
payment of the required fee for each pharmacy and the filing of an application
for renewal. Said renewal is for a two year period. If the application for
renewal is not filed with the Board and the fee paid before September 1st, of
the odd numbered year, the license shall lapse and shall not be renewed. An
application for reinstatement shall be required. Reinstatement shall be at the
sole discretion of the Board.
Changes in any licensee information pertaining to this rule shall be submitted
in writing to the Board prior to such change.
The Board will consider the following
factors in determining eligibility for licensure of applicants in charge of the
facility who are applying for an opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy
(a) Convictions of the applicant
under any Federal, State, or local laws relating to wholesale or illegal
distribution of dangerous drugs or controlled substances;
(b) Any felony convictions of the applicant
under Federal, State, or local laws;
(c) The furnishing by the applicant of false
or fraudulent material in any application made in connection with drug
manufacturing or distribution;
Suspension or revocation by Federal, State, or local government of any
pharmacist, pharmacy or other health care license currently or previously held
by the applicant;
with licensing requirements under previously granted licenses, if
(f) Compliance with
requirements to maintain and/or make available to the State Licensing Authority
or to Federal, State, or local law enforcement officials, those records
required to be maintained by the opioid treatment program clinic pharmacies;
(g) Other factors or
qualifications the Board considers relevant to and consistent with the public
health, safety and welfare.
(9) The Board reserves the right to deny a
license to an applicant if it determines that the granting of such a license
would not be in the best interest of the public.
The pharmacist's wall certificate issued
by the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy (Board), along with the current renewal
license of each full-time pharmacist, employed at the pharmacy, shall be
displayed in a conspicuous place, near the prescription department where such
pharmacist is actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy.
(a) While employed in a pharmacy on a
full-time basis, if a pharmacist has not yet received his/her Board issued
pharmacist wall certificate, in its place such pharmacist shall post a copy of
his/her current Board issued pocket license card;
(b) Any pharmacist employed on a part-time
basis at a pharmacy shall post a copy of his/her current Board issued pocket
license instead of posting his/her pharmacist wall certificate; and
(c) Any pharmacist employed as a relief or
"prn" pharmacist need not post any type of Board issued license, but such
pharmacist must maintain and present upon request his/her current Board issued
letter(s) from the Board which have granted a licensee any exception(s) and/or
exemption(s) from this, or any other rule, must be posted and/or displayed next
to the current Board of Pharmacy permit; and
(12) No pharmacist or intern/extern shall
display his/ her license in any pharmacy where he or she is not employed or
engaged in the practice of pharmacy, and shall not knowingly permit any other
person to use his or her license for the purpose of misleading anyone to
believe that such person is the holder or recipient of said license or intern
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule was filed as
an Emergency Rule on October 1, 1974;
effective 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 September 3,
1975; effective September 23, 1975.
Repealed: New Rule entitled "Licensure and
Registration" adopted. F. Feb. 25, 2002;
eff. Mar. 17, 2002.
Amended: F. June 29,
2015; eff. July 19, 2015.