Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-18-.09 - Inspections

(1)Board Inspection. The Board, through either the GDNA or by its qualified designee, shall, at a minimum, inspect each OTP clinic pharmacy once every two (2) years to verify compliance with the laws and these rules and regulations.
(a) The Director shall maintain a copy of the inspection report in the OTP clinic pharmacy and shall submit a copy of the report to the DHR Methadone Authority.
(b) Any discrepancies or deficiencies noted shall be corrected within thirty (30) days of the inspection.
(c) Written notice of such corrections or a plan of action to correct deficiencies shall be filed with the GDNA within thirty (30) days after receipt of the inspection report.
(2) Director inspections. The Director shall no less than once each month, either personally or by qualified designee, inspect all matters within the jurisdiction and responsibility of the pharmacy and make appropriate written records of such inspections. Such inspections shall, at a minimum, verify that:
(a) Drugs are dispensed only by licensed pharmacists or licensed pharmacy interns/externs acting under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist;
(b) Non-licensed pharmacy personnel are properly directed and supervised;
(c) Drugs for external use are stored separately and apart from drugs for internal use or injection;
(d) Drugs requiring special storage conditions to insure their stability are properly stored;
(e) No outdated drugs are stocked in the OTP clinic pharmacy or the facility it serves;
(f) Distribution and administration of controlled substances are properly and adequately documented and reported by both pharmacy and other licensed medical personnel;


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-18-.09
O.C.G.A. Secs. 16-13-34, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-29, 26-4-80, 26-4-82, 26-4-87, 26-4-88, 26-4-110, 26-4-111.
Original Rule entitled "Inspections" adopted. F. Feb. 25, 2002; eff. Mar. 17, 2002.

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