The transfer of original prescription
drug order information for a C-III, IV, or V substance for the purpose of
refill dispensing is permissible between pharmacies one time only.
(a) However, pharmacies electronically
sharing a real-time, online computerized database may transfer the prescription
drug order information as many times as there are authorized refills, up to the
maximum of five (5) times, if it is within six (6) months from the date of
is considered a communication between two licensed pharmacists and/or pharmacy
interns/externs. Transfers are subject to the following requirements:
The transferring pharmacist or pharmacy
intern/extern shall record the following information in either real time or at
the first opportunity after the transfer:
The word "VOID" must be written on the face of the original, hard copy,
invalidated prescription drug order;
2. The following must be written on the back
of the original, invalidated prescription drug order: the name, address,
telephone number, and DEA number of the pharmacy to which it is transferred,
and the name of the pharmacist receiving the prescription information;
3. The date of the transfer and
the name of the pharmacist transferring the information must be recorded on the
back of the prescription drug order.
The pharmacist or pharmacy intern/extern
receiving the transferred prescription drug order information shall reduce it
to writing and record the following information:
1. The word "TRANSFER" shall be written on
the face of the transferred prescription drug order hard-copy;
All information required to be recorded on
a prescript ion drug order pursuant to this chapter, which shall include:
(i) Date the prescription drug order was
originally issued by the prescribing practitioner;
(ii) The number of refills authorized on the
original prescription drug order.
(c) Date the prescription drug order was
originally dispensed by the transferring pharmacy;
(d) Number of valid refills remaining, and
date(s) and pharmacy location(s) where any previous refills were
(e) The pharmacy's name,
address, telephone number, DEA number, and prescription serial number from
which the prescription information was transferred; and
(f) The name of the pharmacist who
transferred the prescription drug order.
(3) The original and transferred
prescription(s) must be maintained for a period of two yearsfrom the date of
the last refill.
electronically transferring a prescription drug order for the purpose of
refills must maintain the same information and record keeping requirements as
do pharmacies with manual, non-electronic record keeping systems.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
entitled "Transfer Between Pharmacies of Controlled Substance Prescription Drug
Order Information for Refill Purposes" adopted. F. July 24, 2002; eff.
August 13, 2002.
F. June 22, 2016; eff.
July 12, 2016.