Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-2-.05 - Reciprocity

(a) In order for a pharmacist currently licensed in another jurisdiction to obtain a license as a pharmacist from the Board, an applicant shall:
(1) Complete an applicant form supplied by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to apply for licensure with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy. This application should be filed with NABP, and then with the Board for further review by the Board and an investigation by the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA), if necessary. If so requested, an applicant must produce evidence satisfactory to the Board or the GDNA which shows the applicant has the age, moral character, background, education, and experience demanded of applicants for registration by examination under O.C.G.A. 26-4 and by this chapter.
(2) Have attained the age of majority;
(3) Be of good moral character;
(4) Have possessed at the time of initial licensure as a pharmacist, all qualifications necessary to have been eligible for licensure at that time in this state;
(5) Have presented to the Board proof of initial licensure by examination and proof that such license is in good standing;
(6) Have presented to the board proof that any other license granted to the applicant by any other state is not currently suspended, revoked, or otherwise restricted for any reason except nonrenewal or for the failure to obtain the required continuing education credits in any state where the applicant is currently licensed, but not engaged in the practice of pharmacy;
(7) Have successfully passed a jurisprudence examination approved by the Board on Georgia's pharmacy laws and Board regulations, and a practical examination approved by the Board;
(8) If requested by the Board, have personally appeared for an interview with a member of the Board;
(9) Have paid the fees specified by the Board.
(b) No applicant may be granted a license by reciprocity if that person has failed the examination for licensure as a pharmacist in this state.
(c) No applicant shall be eligible for reciprocity unless the state in which the applicant is licensed as a pharmacist also grants license reciprocity to pharmacist duly licensed by examination in this state under like circumstances.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-2-.05
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-41, 26-4-42, 26-4-46, 26-4-47.
Original Rule entitled "Reciprocity" adopted. F. Mar. 21, 2001; eff. Apr. 10, 2001. Amended: Title changed to "Reciprocity. Amended." F. Nov. 18, 2013; eff. Dec. 8, 2013. Amended: F. May 14, 2015; eff. June 3, 2015.

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