Pharmacies utilizing automated data processing systems must
satisfy all information requirements of a manual mode for prescription
transferal. The transfer of original prescription information for a controlled
substance list in Schedules III, IV or V for the purpose of refill dispensing
is permissible between pharmacies on a one-time basis only. Transfers are
subject to the following requirements:
The transfer is communicated directly
between licensed pharmacists or intern or extern under the direct supervision
of a licensed pharmacist, and the transferring pharmacist or intern or extern
records the following information:
word "VOID" is written on the face of the invalidated prescription drug
2. Record on the reverse
side of the invalidated prescription drug order the name and address of the
pharmacy to which it was transferred and the name of the pharmacist or intern
or extern receiving the prescription drug order;
3. The date of the transfer and the name of
the pharmacist or intern or extern transferring the information is
4. The computer record
shall reflect the fact that the prescription drug order has been transferred,
the name of the pharmacy to which it was transferred, and the date of the
transfer, except as otherwise set forth in this Chapter relating to pharmacies
utilizing common databases.
The pharmacist or intern or extern
receiving the transferred prescription information shall reduce to writing the
1. The word "TRANSFER" is written
on the face of the transferred prescription drug order;
All information required to be on a
prescription drug order pursuant to State and Federal laws and regulations
shall be provided to the receiving pharmacist which shall include at a minimum
(i) Date of issuance of the
original prescription drug order;
(ii) Original number of refills authorized on
the original prescription drug order;
(iii) Date of original dispensing;
(iv) Number of valid refills remaining and
date of last refill;
name, address, DEA registration number, telephone number and original
prescription drug order serial number from which the prescription information
(vi) Name of
transferring pharmacist or intern or extern.
(c) Both the original and transferred
prescription drug order must be maintained for a period of two years from the
date of last refill.
accessing a common electronic file or database used to maintain required
dispensing information are not required to record on the original prescription
drug order any information when transferring or refilling prescription drug
orders as required for pharmacies not utilizing a common electronic file as
noted in this Chapter. A hard copy of the prescription drug order must be
generated and maintained by the pharmacist refilling the electronically
transferred prescription drug order. The common database must contain complete
records of each prescription drug order transferred.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled
"Controlled Substance Prescription Drug Order Transfer" adopted. F.
July 24, 2002; eff.
August 13, 2002.