Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-35-.02 - Pharmacist Certification

(1) A pharmacist may apply to the Board for a certification which will allow the pharmacist to enter into a protocol or agreement with a physician for drug therapy modification. Each application shall be reviewed by the Board for completeness and authenticity before certification can be issued. Such application shall include, but is not limited to:
(a) Completion of an application form approved by the Board to include at a minimum:
(i) Name, home address, telephone number, and email address (if applicable);
(ii) Georgia pharmacist license number, including any previous sanctions by the Board or any other actions by a licensing or criminal authority; and
(iii) Current place of practice setting, including name, address, and telephone number and place where the protocol and patient records will be maintained.
(b) Submission of an application fee approved by the Board;
(c) Submission of evidence of completion of a course of study, approved by the Board, related to drug therapy modification; and
(d) Submission of evidence of 0.3 continuing education units (CEUs) or 3.0 contact hours in courses related to drug therapy modification. Such CEUs must be obtained during the 12 months prior to submitting the application.
(2) The Board will review the completed application. If the pharmacist has a current license in good standing, the completed course of study is approved, and the continuing education hours are acceptable, the Board may issue a certification, renewable on an annual basis.
(3) A certification authorizing drug therapy modification must be renewed by December 31st of each year. A certification authorizing drug therapy modification not renewed by December 31st shall expire.
(4) In order to renew a certification, a pharmacist must apply to the Board on an application form approved by the Board, submit a renewal fee, and submit evidence of 0.3 CEUs or 3 contact hours in continuing education courses obtained annually and approved by the Board or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
(5) The current certification must be posted with the pharmacist's license.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-35-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 16-13-41, 16-13-74, 26-4-6, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-50, 26-4-81, 43-1-7, 43-34-24.
Original Rule entitled "Pharmacist Certification" adopted. F. Aug. 31, 2005; eff. Sept. 20, 2005. Amended: F. Apr. 20, 2015; eff. May 10, 2015.

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