Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-33-.10 - Inspections

(1) Monthly. The pharmacist-in-charge shall no less than once per month, personally or by qualified designee, inspect all matters within his/her jurisdiction and responsibility and make appropriate written records of such inspections. Such inspections shall, at a minimum, verify that:
(a) Drugs are dispensed only by licensed pharmacists;
(b) Pharmacy personnel are properly directed and supervised;
(c) Drugs for external use are stored separately and apart from drugs for oral internal use or injection;
(d) Drugs requiring special storage conditions to insure their stability are properly stored;
(e) No outdated drugs are stocked in the outpatient clinic pharmacy or the facility it serves;
(f) Distribution and administration of controlled substances are properly and adequately documented and reported by both pharmacy and medical personnel;
(g) Standard Ward Inventory. Verification of standard ward inventory lists and accountability, including such updating if applicable are maintained;
(h) All necessary and required security and storage standards are met;
(i) Metric-apothecary weight and measure conversion tables and charts and compatibility charts are available;
(j) All policies and procedures of the director of pharmacy and of appropriate committees of the clinic relevant to the pharmacy are being followed;
(k) All discontinued and out-dated medications are returned to the pharmacy for proper disposition; and
(l) Disinfectants and other similar supplies intended for external use are stored separately and apart from drugs for oral internal use or for parenteral injection.
(2) Board Inspection. The agents of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) will conduct inspections on behalf of the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy. Such inspections shall be conducted no less than once every two years and cover all aspects of the management and operation of all outpatient clinic pharmacies in this State to verify compliance with the law, these rules and regulations of the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy, and such other standards as may be appropriate to insure that the health, safety, and welfare of patients of the clinic serviced by the pharmacy are protected. A written report shall be filed with the GDNA, the pharmacist- in-charge, and the clinic administrator. Any discrepancies or deficiencies noted shall be corrected within a reasonable time. Written notice of such corrections or a plan of action to correct deficiencies shall be filed with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy and GDNA within thirty (30) days after receipt of the inspection report.
(a) Every registrant should ensure that all controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs are purchased from and returned to firms currently licensed by the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy. This requirement shall be met by obtaining and maintaining a copy of each such firm's current Georgia Board permit.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-33-.10
O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-3-16, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-37, 26-4-100, 26-4-110, 26-4-115.
Original Rule entitled "Inspection" adopted. F. June 7, 1995; eff. June 27, 1995. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Inspections" adopted. F. July 24, 2002; eff. August 13, 2002.

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