(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
(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
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.
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Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted.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.