Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-25-.03 - Licensure of Nuclear Pharmacists

(1) Except as provided for in Rule 480-25-.02, all acts of compounding and dispensing radiopharmaceuticals in the State of Georgia shall be performed by persons licensed as nuclear pharmacists; provided, however, that licensed pharmacists and licensed pharmacy interns/externs under the direct supervision and control of a nuclear pharmacist may compound and dispense radiopharmaceuticals without being separately licensed as nuclear pharmacists.
(2) An applicant for a license as a nuclear pharmacist shall:
(a) Be a currently licensed pharmacist in the State of Georgia, and
(b) Submit to the Board a completed application and the appropriate fee, on forms to be provided by the Board, and an affidavit of training and experience which indicates that the applicant:
1. Meets the minimum requirements to use radioactive materials as required by the Department's Rules and Regulations for Radioactive Materials, and either
(i) Is certified as a nuclear pharmacist by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties of the American Pharmaceutical Association; or
(ii) Has completed a minimum of 200 contact hours of didactic instruction in nuclear pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy, and, completed a minimum of 500 hours of clinical nuclear pharmacy training:
(I) Under the direct supervision of a licensed nuclear pharmacist in a licensed nuclear pharmacy providing nuclear pharmacy service; or
(II) In a certified nuclear pharmacy residency program approved by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists or the Board; or
(III) In a structured nuclear pharmacy training program of an accredited college of pharmacy.
(3) Pharmacists engaged in the practice of nuclear pharmacy in the State of Georgia prior to March 18, 1983 shall be exempt from the requirements listed in subsection (2)(b)1. (i) and (2)(b)1. (ii).
(4) A license as a nuclear pharmacist may be issued to any pharmacist who makes application to the Board, together with a required fee, and meets the requirements of these Rules and Regulations. The Board may refuse to issue a license for any of the grounds set forth in O.C.G.A. Section 26-4-60, and may also refuse to issue a license to an applicant who makes any false statement in the application or cheats in any manner upon any examination administered pursuant to these Rules and Regulations.
(5) Licenses shall be renewed biennially on odd numbered years by application to the Board for renewal.
(6) The Board may limit, suspend, or revoke licenses issued under the provisions of these Rules and Regulations, or impose any other reasonable sanctions upon holders of such licenses upon violation of these Rules and Regulations or violation of O.C.G.A. Section 26-4-60.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-25-.03
O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-4-28, 26-4-37, 26-4-117, 26-4-130, 26-4-138, 26-4-173, 26-4-176, 26-4-178, 43-1-4.
Original Rule entitled "Licensure of Nuclear Pharmacists" adopted. F. Mar. 9, 1984; eff. Mar. 29, 1984. Amended: F. Jan. 13, 1986; eff. Feb. 2, 1986. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. June 13, 2002; eff. July 3, 2002.

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