Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-21-.07 - Patient Care Guidelines

(1) Primary Provider. There shall be a designated practitioner responsible for the patient's medical care. There shall be a clear understanding between the practitioner, the patient, and the pharmacist of the responsibilities of each in the areas of the delivery of care, the monitoring of the patient, and the reimbursement for services. The responsibilities of each person shall be documented in the patient's profile.
(2) Patient Counseling A pharmacist shall provide to the patient or patient's care-giver any information required for the use of the drugs, supplies and equipment being dispensed. The pharmacist must document the patient's counseling in the pharmacy's patient profile.
(3) Pharmacist-Patient Relationship. It is imperative that a pharmacist-patient relationship be established and maintained throughout the patient's course of therapy. The patient should be contacted by the pharmacist at least quarterly. This contact shall be documented in the patient's profile.
(4) Patient Monitoring. The pharmacist should have access to clinical and laboratory data concerning each patient and should monitor each patient's response to his drug therapy. Any unexpected or untoward response should be reported to the prescribing physician. In the absence of the pharmacist monitoring, it shall be documented in the patient's profile, which health care provider has assumed this responsibility.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-21-.07
O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-60, 26-4-83, 26-4-85, 26-4-110, 26-4-111, and 43-1-19.
Original Rule entitled "Patient Care Guidelines" 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 Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted.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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