Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-18-.03 - Personnel

The personnel shall be as follows:

(a) Director of Pharmacy Services. Each OTP clinic pharmacy shall be under the direction of a Director of Pharmacy Services, hereafter referred to as the Director. The Director shall:
1. Direct, oversee and be responsible for all activities related to pharmacy transactions at an opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy;
2. Be a pharmacist licensed by the Board to practice;
3. Be charged with meeting all of the requirements of applicable state and federal laws and rules;
4. Be employed on a full-time or part-time basis consistent with the need and objectives of the OTP clinic.
5. Shall have such other duties and responsibilities as set forth in this chapter.
(b) Supportive Personnel. The Director of an OTP clinic pharmacy shall be assisted by a sufficient number of licensed pharmacists and other personnel as may be required to operate such pharmacy competently, safely, and to meet the needs of the outpatients of the OTP clinic pharmacy.
(c) Secretary and clerical personnel shall be provided to assist with record keeping, report submission, and other administrative duties, provided such personnel do not perform any dispensing duties.
(d) Supervision. All of the activities and operations of each OTP clinic pharmacy shall be personally and directly supervised by the Director or his/her pharmacist designee.
1. All functions and activities of supportive personnel shall be supervised by an adequate number of registered pharmacists to insure that all such functions and activities are performed competently, safely, and without risk of harm to patients;
2. Personal supervision can only be accomplished by the physical presence of a licensed pharmacist in the OTP clinic pharmacy.
3. The Director of Pharmacy shall insure that all supportive personnel will be trained in the matters of an opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy.
4. The Director of Pharmacy shall develop and implement written policies and procedures to specify the duties to be performed by such supportive personnel. These policies and procedures shall, at a minimum, specify that supportive personnel are personally and directly supervised by a licensed pharmacist while on duty in the pharmacy, and that supportive personnel are not assigned duties which may be performed only by licensed pharmacists.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-18-.03
O.C.G.A. Secs. 16-13-34, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-80, 26-4-87, 26-4-110, 26-4-111.
Original Rule was filed as an 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 F. Nov. 13, 1974; eff. Dec. 3, 1974. Amended: Rule repealed, New Rule entitled "Personnel" adopted. F. Feb. 25, 2002; eff. Mar. 17, 2002.

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