Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-27-.09 - Patient Records

(1) A patient 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;
(b) Street 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 form.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-27-.09
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-83.
Original Rule entitled "Patient Records" adopted. F. July 24, 2002; eff. August 13, 2002. Amended: F. Dec. 14, 2021; eff. Jan. 3, 2022.

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