Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-33-.03 - Personnel

The Personnel shall be as follows:

(a) Pharmacist-in-charge. Each outpatient clinic pharmacy shall be directed by a pharmacist, hereinafter referred to as the pharmacist- in-charge, who is licensed to engage in the practice of pharmacy in this State, and who is knowledgeable in and thoroughly familiar with the specialize functions of outpatient clinic pharmacies. The pharmacist-in-charge shall be responsible for all activities of the outpatient clinic pharmacy, and for meeting the requirements of the Georgia Pharmacy Laws and Rules and Regulations of the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy. The pharmacist-in-charge shall be employed on a full-time or part-time basis consistent with the needs and objections of the outpatient clinic.
(b) Supportive personnel. The pharmacist-in-charge of an outpatient clinic pharmacy shall be assisted by a sufficient number of additional pharmacists and non-licensed personnel, in ratios consistent with state law and Board Rules as may be required to operate such pharmacy competently, safely, and to meet the needs of the patients of the clinic facility.
1. The pharmacist-in-charge shall insure that non-licensed personnel shall be adequately trained. The pharmacist-in-charge shall develop and implement written policies and procedures to specify the duties to be performed by such non-licensed personnel. These policies and procedures shall, at a minimum, specify that non-licensed personnel are personally and directly supervised by a licensed pharmacist and that non-licensed personnel are not assigned duties which may be performed only by licensed pharmacists.
2. Secretarial and clerical personnel shall be provided as required to assist with record-keeping, report submission, and other administrative duties, provided such personnel do not perform any dispensing duties.
3. Supervision. All of the activities and operations of each outpatient clinic pharmacy shall be personally and directly supervised by the pharmacist-in-charge or his/her pharmacist designee. All functions and activities of non-licensed personnel shall be personally and directly supervised by an adequate number of licensed pharmacists to insure that all such functions and activities are performed competently, safely, and without risk of harm to patients. Personal supervision can only be accomplished by the physical presence of a licensed pharmacist in the clinic pharmacy.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-33-.03
O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-37, 26-4-82, 26-4-100, 26-4-110.
Original Rule entitled "Personnel" 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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