Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-22-.14 - Ordering and Receipt of Samples

(1) For purposes of this rule, a practitioner means:
(a) A physician, dentist, podiatrist, veterinarian, or other person licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized under the laws of this state to distribute, dispense, with respect to, or to administer a controlled substance or dangerous drug in the course of professional practice in this state;
(b) An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) acting pursuant to the authority of Code Section 43-34-26.3. For purposes of this chapter and Code Section 43-34-26.3, an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who is registered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and appropriate state authorities; or
(c) A physician's assistant acting pursuant to the authority of subsection (e.1) of Code Section 43-34-103. For purposes of this chapter and subsection (e.1) of Code Section 43-34-103, a physician's assistant (PA) who is registered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and appropriate state authorities.
(2) Only a practitioner which has been issued an individual permit number by the DEA and is licensed by its respective state licensing board is authorized to or any other type of container.
(3) Any practitioner receiving, maintaining, and dispensing professional drug samples shall maintain records of all drug samples requested and received, along with a complete list of the specific number and dosage of each professional drug sample and medication dispensed by the practitioner and the person to whom the drug samples were dispensed; Such records must be maintained for a minimum of two years by the practitioner at each facility or office location where professional drug samples are received, maintained, and dispensed.
(4) In addition to the requirements of this rule, practitioners shall maintain all professional drug samples as required by all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-22-.14
O.C.G.A. Secs. 16-13-34, 16-13-72, 26-4-27.
Original Rule entitled "Ordering and Receipt of Samples" adopted. F. July 24, 2002; eff. August 13, 2002. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov. 14, 2007; eff. Dec. 4, 2007.

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