Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-33-.02 - Licensure and Registration

(1) All outpatient clinic pharmacies shall renew biennially by June 30th of each odd numbered year with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy. Certificates of registration shall be issued to outpatient clinic pharmacies which meet the requirements for licensure and which comply with Chapter 480-33 of the Rules of the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy.
(2) Minimum Required Information for Licensure. The Board requires the following information from each outpatient clinic pharmacy as part of the initial licensing procedure and as part of each renewal of such license. The name, complete street address for the business (i.e., geographic location), and telephone number of the applicant/ licensee. All trade or business names used by the applicant/licensee. Address, telephone numbers, and the name(s) of the clinic administrator;
(a) The type of ownership or operation (i.e., partnership, corporation, or sole proprietorship); and
(b) The name(s) of the owner and/or operator of the applicant/licensee, including:
1. If a sole proprietorship, the complete name of the proprietor;
2. If a partnership, the complete name of each partner, and the name of the partnership;
3. If a corporation, the name and title of each corporate officer and director, the corporate name and the state of incorporation, and the name of the parent company, if any.
(i) Where operations are conducted at more than one location by a single outpatient clinic pharmacy, each such location shall be licensed by the Board.
(ii) Applications for Licensure.
(I) Registration of an outpatient clinic pharmacy shall be considered filed with the Board when an application is received by the Board, a fee paid, and a report from the Director of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) certifying that the applicant possesses the necessary qualifications for a license.
(II) Application fees shall not be refundable.
(III) Licenses shall become null and void upon the sale, transfer or change of mode of operation or location of the business.
(IV) Licenses are renewed for two year periods and expire on June 30th of each odd numbered year and may be renewed upon the payment of the required fee for each place of business and the filing of an application for renewal. If the application for renewal is not filed with the Board and the fee paid before September 1st, of each odd numbered year, the license shall lapse and may not be renewed. An application for reinstatement shall be required. Reinstatement shall be at the sole discretion of the Board.
(V) Changes in any information in this section shall be submitted to the Board prior to such change.
(iii) Minimum Qualifications.
(I) To obtain an outpatient clinic pharmacy license, the outpatient clinic pharmacy must employ a pharmacist-in-charge.
(II) The Board shall consider the following factors in determining eligibility for licensure for each person(s) in charge of the facility when considering an application for an outpatient clinic pharmacy license:
I.Any convictions of the applicant under any Federal, State, or local laws relating to drugs, wholesale or retail drug distribution, or distribution of controlled substances;
II.Any felony convictions of the applicant under any Federal, State, or local laws;
III.The furnishing by the applicant of false or fraudulent material or information in any application;
IV.Suspension or revocation of Federal, State, or local government of any pharmacist, pharmacy or other healthcare license currently or previously held by the applicant;
V.Failure to comply with any licensing requirements under a previously held license, if any;
VI.Failure to comply with any requirements to maintain and/or make available to the state licensing authority or to Federal, State, or local law enforcement officials, any records required to be maintained by outpatient clinic pharmacies;
VII.Other factors or qualifications the Board considers relevant to and consistent with the public's health and safety; and
VIII.The Board reserves the right to deny a license to an applicant if it determines that the granting of such a license would not be in the best interest of the public.
(3) An outpatient clinic pharmacy registered with the Board shall not be authorized to dispense refills on prescription drug orders.
(4) Nothing in these regulations shall be construed to prohibit an outpatient clinic from applying for a retail pharmacy license as provided for in O.C.G.A. §§ 26-4-110 and Rule 480-6-.01. Any retail pharmacy located in an outpatient clinic holding a retail pharmacy license, shall comply with all the laws, rules and regulations applicable to such licensed retail pharmacy.
(5) Nothing herein shall be construed to interfere with a practitioner of the healing arts practicing as authorized by law.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-33-.02
O.C.G.A. §§ 26-4-20, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-37, 26-4-60, 26-4-100, 26-4-110, 26-4-111, 43-1-4, 43-1-7, 43-1-19.
Original Rule entitled "Registration" adopted. F. June 7, 1995; eff. June 27, 1995. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Licensure and Registration" adopted. F. July 24, 2002; eff. August 13, 2002. Amended: F. June 29, 2015; eff. July 19, 2015.

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