Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-33-.01 - Definitions

For purposes of these Rules and Regulations, the following definitions apply:

(1) Outpatient Clinic. An outpatient clinic shall be defined as a health care facility or location, other than a medical practitioner's office, providing outpatient treatment or case such as, but not limited to, an outpatient surgery center, outpatient urgent care center, infusion treatment center, or ambulatory care center.
(b) Outpatient Clinic Pharmacy. An outpatient clinic pharmacy shall be defined as that part of an outpatient clinic health care facility engaged in the practice of pharmacy.
(c) Outpatient Clinic Pharmacy License. An outpatient clinic pharmacy license shall be defined as a pharmacy license issued by the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy to Clinic pharmacies, pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. Title 26, Chapter 4, whereas the licensee shall be subject to special outpatient clinic pharmacy regulations as set forth herein, but exempt from other certain regulations and requirements.
(d) Outpatient. An outpatient shall be defined as an ambulatory patient who comes to an outpatient clinic to receive health care services related to the objectives of the outpatient clinic and departs within 24 hours.
(e) Standard Ward Inventory. The pharmacist-in-charge of the outpatient clinic pharmacy or his/her pharmacist designee may, in the best interest of the patients served, establish one or more lists of the kind and quantity of drugs to be kept at one or more locations at all times within the outpatient clinic and such stocks of drugs shall be known as standard ward inventory. The use of standard ward inventory shall be minimized. A copy of the list of items on standard ward inventory must be kept by the pharmacist-in-charge or his/her pharmacist designee.
(f) Outpatient Prescription. An outpatient prescription shall be defined as a prescription drug order prescribed by a medical practitioner engaged in the practice of that clinic and prescribed for services received in that clinic in conjunction with health care services related to the objectives of that clinic.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-33-.01
O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-37, 26-4-100, 26-4-110.
Original Rule entitled "Definitions" adopted. F. June 7, 1995; eff. June 27, 1995. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. July 24, 2002; eff. August 13, 2002.

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