substance prescription drug orders issued by the authorized practitioner shall
bear the prescribing practitioner's name, address, telephone number and the
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) permit number assigned to the
practitioner for that corresponding address, and each shall be signed and dated
on the same day when issued. At the time of dispensing, at a minimum, each
shall bear the name and address of the patient, the drug name, strength, dosage
form, quantity prescribed, directions for use, and indications for any refills
or zero for none.
(a) A practitioner shall
sign a prescription in the same manner as he or she would sign a check or legal
document, except as the rules allow regarding the issuance of electronic or
facsimile prescriptions. Such controlled substance prescription drug orders
shall be written with ink or indelible pencil, pen, typewriter, or printer and
shall either be done manually or electronically via computer, as defined by the
Board, and signed by the practitioner. Such prescription drug orders may be
prepared for the practitioner's signature by the practitioner's authorized
agent, but the practitioner is responsible for ensuring that the prescription
conforms to all essential respects to the laws and regulations.
A hard copy prescription drug order for
any Schedule II controlled substance must be on security paper.
1. If a hard copy of an electronic data
prescription drug order for any Schedule II controlled substance is given
directly to the patient, the manually signed order must be on security paper.
(2) If a
practitioner gives a hard copy of an electronic visual image prescription drug
order directly to the patient or his/her agent, the hard copy must be printed
on security paper with the wording that indicates the signature was
Practitioners may electronically transmit prescription drug orders directly to
the pharmacy of the patient's choice where the prescription meets the
requirements of O.C.G.A. §§
21 C.F.R. 1306, 21 C.F.R. 1311 and any other applicable state or federal law or
regulation for dispensing of a controlled substance prescription drug order
transmitted via electronic means.
Practitioners not registered with the
DEA, but affiliated with hospitals or other institutions, shall include the
registration number of the hospital or other institutions as well as the
special internal code assigned to the authorized practitioner by the hospital
or other institution, as provided for in federal regulations
, in lieu of a DEA
registration when prescribing or issuing a controlled substance drug order.
Each such hand written prescription drug
order shall meet the requirements of Rule
shall have the name of the practitioner stamped, typed or hand printed on it,
as well as the signature of the practitioner, along with the telephone number
where the practitioner can be contacted for verification.
(b) Such prescription drug orders can only be
issued by such practitioner for patients treated as a part of his/her duties at
such hospital or other institution.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled
"Manner of Issuance of a Controlled Substance Prescription Drug Order" adopted.
F. July 24, 2002; eff.
August 13, 2002.
Amended: F. July 30,
2015; eff. August 19, 2015.