Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-24-.08 - Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Emergency Drug Kits

Emergency drug kits may be placed in licensed Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU) by the pharmacy of the consultant or vendor pharmacist provided the following conditions are met:

(1) A record of the drugs to be kept in an emergency drug kit must be kept in the CSU and the provider pharmacy;
(2) Drugs shall not be accessed for use from the emergency drug kit in an emergency situation without a prescription drug order from a licensed practitioner. A valid, signed prescription drug order for any such drug must be issued to the vendor pharmacy, supplying the emergency drug kit, within 72 hours of the drug being taken from the kit;
(a) Whenever an emergency drug kit is accessed and a drug is removed, personnel shall immediately reseal the kit with a tamper-proof, serial-numbered seal, with the seal serial number to be recorded in a log along with the name of the person removing the drug and resealing the kit and date the kit was opened;
(3) Emergency drug kits shall be stored in limited access areas and sealed to prevent unauthorized access and to insure a proper environment for preservation of the drugs therein. The provider pharmacy shall develop a method to readily determine if an emergency drug kit has been accessed without authorization;
(4) An emergency drug kit must be inventoried once a month by a pharmacist from the provider pharmacy and sign a card attached to the kit indicating the date it was inspected. The provider pharmacy must maintain an adequate record of such inspections;
(5) Special Agents of the GDNA shall have the authority to check emergency drug kits as well as the records in the provider pharmacy to determine that drugs and records are accurate and the emergency drug kit is being properly used;
(6) The provider pharmacy must apply on an individual basis to the Board, in care of the GDNA Director, for approval to place an emergency drug kit in each individual CSU and a copy of this approval will be kept on file in both the CSU and the provider pharmacy. Upon recommendation by the GDNA Director, the Board may revoke the approval for an emergency drug kit in any CSU where abuse or misuse of drugs from the emergency drug kit is noted;
(7) The Board shall have the authority to approve on an individual basis the drugs and the amounts of each individual drug allowed to be kept in an emergency drug kit. Any change in the drugs and amounts kept in a kit must be submitted in writing to the GDNA Director who shall make recommendations to the Board. After Board approval, a copy of this approval will be maintained in the GDNA provider pharmacy file and by the CSU. Any emergency drug kit approval becomes null and void once the approved pharmacy ceases to provide that kit;
(8) Each solid oral dosage form placed in an emergency drug kit must be individually labeled with the name and strength of the drug, lot number, expiration date, and other appropriate cautionary information; and
(9) The exterior of an emergency drug kit shall be labeled so as to clearly and unmistakably indicate that it is an emergency drug kit and is for "EMERGENCY USE ONLY", and the label shall be physically signed and dated by the pharmacist who sealed the kit. In addition, a listing of the drugs contained therein, including the name, address, and telephone number(s) of the provider pharmacy shall be attached to both the exterior and the interior of an emergency drug kit.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-24-.08
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 16-13-34, 16-13-35, 16-13-36, 16-13-39, 16-13-41, 16-13-72, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-29, 26-4-110, 26-4-111.
Original Rule entitled "Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Emergency Drug Kits" adopted. F. Feb. 22, 2018; eff. Mar. 14, 2018.

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