Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-2-.06 - Temporary Licenses

(1) As used in this rule:
(a) "Military" means the United States armed forces, including the National Guard;
(b) "Military spouse" means a spouse of a service member or transitioning service member;
(c) "Pharmacy resident" means a graduate who received a professional degree from a college or school approved by the board, as provided for in Rule 480-2-.02, who has been accepted for a post-graduate clinical training position in this State;
(d) "Service member" means an active or reserve member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard;
(e) "Transitioning service member" means a member of the military on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.
(2) Temporary licenses for service members, transitioning service members, and military spouses.
(a) A service member may qualify for a temporary pharmacist license by examination where the applicant:
1. Has submitted a completed application for licensure by examination on a form approved by the Board, paid the requisite fee, and requested a temporary license;
2. Has graduated and received a professional degree from a college or school approved by the board, as provided for in Rule 480-2-.02;
3. Has completed an internship program approved by the Board, as provided for in Rule 480-2-.03; and
4. Has successfully passed the NAPLEX.
(b) A service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse may qualify for a temporary pharmacist license by reciprocity where the applicant:
1. Has completed 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. Has 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;
3. Has successfully passed the NAPLEX;
4. Has paid the requisite fee, is eligible for the practical examination, and has requested a temporary license; and
5. Holds a license from another state for which the training, experience, and testing substantially meet or exceed the requirements under this State to obtain a pharmacist license; and if the applicant is a service member or transitioning service member, has obtained a specialty, certification, training or experience in the military while a service member which substantially meets or exceeds the requirements to obtain a license in this state.
(c) Any temporary license issued to a service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse shall be valid for a period of six months from the date of issuance of the license and shall expire at the end of the six month period or upon the passage of the practical examination and issuance of a permanent license, whichever is earlier.
(3) Temporary licenses for pharmacy residents.
(a) A pharmacy resident may apply for temporary pharmacist licensure where the applicant has:
1. Has submitted a completed application for licensure on a form approved by the Board, paid the requisite fee, and requested a temporary license;
2. Has attained the age of majority;
3. Has completed an internship program approved by the Board, as provided for in Rule 480-2-.03; and
4. Has submitted evidence that the applicant has been accepted for a pharmacy resident position in this state.
(b) Any temporary license issued to a pharmacy resident shall expire at the end of the month following the third Board meeting conducted after the issuance of such license and may not be reissued or renewed.
(4) All other temporary licenses.
(a) An applicant may qualify for temporary pharmacist licensure where the applicant has:
1. Has submitted a completed application for licensure on a form approved by the Board and paid the requisite fee;
2. Has attained the age of majority;
3. Has graduated and received a professional degree from a college or school approved by the board, as provided for in Rule 480-2-.02;
4. Has completed an internship program approved by the Board, as provided for in Rule 480-2-.03; and
5. Has submitted evidence of an emergency situation justifying such temporary license.
(b) Any temporary license issued to a pharmacy resident shall expire at the end of the month following the third Board meeting conducted after the issuance of such license and may not be reissued or renewed.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-2-.06
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 26-4-20, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-41, 26-4-42, 26-4-43, 26-4-44.2, 43-1-34.
Original Rule entitled "Temporary Licenses" adopted. F. Feb. 27, 2017; eff. Mar. 19, 2017.

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