(1) For a
controlled substance prescription drug order to be legal, it must be issued for
a legitimate medical purpose by an authorized individual practitioner acting in
the usual course of his or her professional practice. The responsibility for
the proper prescribing of controlled substances is upon the prescribing
practitioner, but the pharmacist is responsible for the proper filling of the
prescription drug order. Any person knowingly filling a purported prescription
drug order, as well as the person issuing it, shall be subject to disciplinary
(2) A controlled substance
prescription drug order issued by an individual practitioner, in his or her
name or written "For Office Use" to obtain a controlled substance for the
purpose of general dispensing or administration to patients in his/her office
shall not be filled by a pharmacist.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled
"Purpose for Issuance of a Controlled Substance Prescription Drug Order"
adopted. F. July 24, 2002; eff.
August 13, 2002.