Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-22-.06 - Partial Filling of a Schedule II (C-II) Controlled Substance Prescription Drug Order

(1) The partial filling of a schedule II (C-II) prescription drug order is permissible, if the pharmacist is unable to supply the full quantity prescribed in a written or emergency oral prescription drug order, and the pharmacist makes a notation on the face of the written prescription drug order of the quantity supplied (dispensed).
(a) Except as provided for in paragraph (b), the remaining portion of the prescription drug order may be filled within 72 hours of the first partial filling.
(b) After this 72 hour period, the remaining quantity shall not be dispensed, thereby causing the remaining quantity to be void. No additional quantity may be dispensed without receipt of a new prescription drug order.
(2) A prescription drug order for a schedule II (C-II) controlled substance written for a patient in a Long Term Care Facility (LTCF), a hospice patient, or for a patient with a medical diagnosis documenting a terminal illness may be filled in partial quantities.
(a) If there is any question whether a patient may be classified as having a terminal illness (TI), the pharmacist must contact the prescribing practitioner prior to partially filling the prescription drug order. The pharmacist must record on the prescription drug order whether the patient is "terminally ill", a "hospice patient", or a "LTCF patient".
(b) A prescription drug order may not be partially filled unless it contains the notation "terminally ill","hospice patient", or "LTCF patient", or it shall be deemed an unlawful prescription drug order.
(c) For each partial filling, the dispensing pharmacist shall record on the back of the prescription drug order (or on another appropriate record, uniformly maintained, and readily retrievable) the date of the partial filling, quantity dispensed, remaining quantity authorized to be dispensed, and the identification of the dispensing pharmacist.
(d) The total quantity of a schedule II (C-II) controlled substance dispensed in all partial fillings may not exceed the total quantity prescribed. Such C-II prescription drug orders may be partially filled for a period not to exceed 60 days from the dispensing date or sooner if the medication is discontinued.
(3) Information pertaining to current schedule II (C-II) prescription drug orders for patients in a LTCF, a hospice, or for terminally ill patients may also be maintained in a computerized system if this system has the capability to permit the following:
(a) Output (display or printout) of the original prescription drug order serial number, date of dispensing, identification by name of the prescribing practitioner, identification by name of the patient, address of the LTCF, hospice, the hospital, or residence of the patient, identification of the medication dispensed to include, dosage, form, strength, and quantity, listing of the partial fillings that have been dispensed under each prescription drug order, and the information required in this rule.
(b) Immediate updating of the prescription drug record each time a partial filling is conducted.
(c) Retrieval of partially filled C-II prescription drug order information is the same as required by Rule 480-22-.09 for Schedule III and IV prescription refill information.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-22-.06
O.C.G.A. Secs. 16-13-34, 16-13-39, 16-13-41, 26-4-27, 26-4-80, 26-4-83.
Original Rule entitled "Partial Filling of a Schedule II (C-II) Controlled Substance Prescription Drug Order" adopted. F. July 24, 2002; eff. August 13, 2002.

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