record system shall be maintained by all pharmacies for patients for whom
prescription drug orders are dispensed. The patient record system shall provide
for the immediate retrieval of information necessary for the dispensing
pharmacist to identify previously dispensed drugs at the time a prescription
drug order is presented for filling or dispensing. The pharmacist shall make a
reasonable effort to obtain, record, and maintain the following information:
(a) Full name of the patient for whom the
drug is intended;
address and telephone number of the patient;
(c) Patient's age or date of birth;
(d) The patient's gender;
(e) A list of all prescription drug orders
obtained by the patient at the pharmacy maintaining the patient record during
the two years immediately preceding the most recent entry showing the name of
the drug, prescription number, name and strength of the drug, the quantity and
date received, and the name of the practitioner; and
(f) Pharmacist comments relevant to the
individual's drug therapy, including any other information peculiar to the
specific patient or drug.
(2) The pharmacist shall make a reasonable
effort to obtain from the patient or the patient's agent and shall record any
known allergies, drug reactions, idiosyncrasies, and chronic conditions or
disease states of the patient and the identity of any other drugs, including
over-the-counter drugs or devices currently being used by the patient which may
relate to prospective drug review.
(3) A patient record shall be maintained for
a period of not less than two years from the date of the last entry in the
profile record. This record may be a hard copy or a computerized
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled "Patient Records" adopted. F.
July 24, 2002; eff.
August 13, 2002.
Amended: F. Dec. 14,
2021; eff. Jan. 3, 2022.