Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-21-.03 - Personnel

(1) Pharmacist-in-Charge. The pharmacist-in-charge at each retail pharmacy providing home health care services shall be knowledgeable in the specialized functions of preparing and dispensing compounded, sterile parenteral products, including the principles of aseptic technique and quality assurance. This knowledge is may be obtained through residency training programs, continuing education programs, or experience in an IV admixture facility. The pharmacist-in-charge shall be responsible for the purchasing, storage, compounding, repackaging, dispensing, and distribution of all drugs and pharmaceuticals. The pharmacist-in-charge shall also be responsible for the development and continuing review of all policies and procedures, training manuals, and the quality assurance programs. The pharmacist-in-charge may be assisted by additional pharmacists adequately trained in this area of practice.
(2) Supportive Personnel. The pharmacist-in-charge may be assisted by supportive personnel. These personnel shall have specialized training in this field, and shall work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The training provided to these personnel shall be described in writing in a training manual. The duties and responsibilities of these personnel must be consistent with their training and experience.
(3) Secretarial Personnel. Secretarial and clerical support shall be provided as required to assist with record keeping and other administrative duties.
(4) Staffing. A licensed pharmacist shall be accessible at all times at each such licensed facility to respond to patients' and other health professionals questions and needs.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-21-.03
O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-110, 26-4-111.
. Original Rule entitled "Personnel" was filed on August 30, 1985; effective September 19, 1985. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Feb. 20, 2002; eff. Mar. 12, 2002.

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