For purposes of this rule, a practitioner
(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
For purposes of this chapter and subsection (e.1) of Code Section
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
(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.
Original Rule entitled
"Ordering and Receipt of Samples" adopted. F. July
24, 2002; eff. August 13, 2002.
New Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov. 14,
2007; eff. Dec. 4, 2007.