Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-36-.03 - Personnel and Supervision

(1) The primary dispensing pharmacy shall have a licensed pharmacist on site during business hours and his/her shall duties shall include the verification of the validity of all prescriptions. Such pharmacist shall be responsible for obtaining and recording all information needed. This shall include but not be limited to the following patient information: biographical information, medication history, drug allergies, and other information as required. Pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns/externs may assist a pharmacist located at the primary dispensing pharmacy with remote prescription drug order processing. Such pharmacies shall comply with Georgia laws and rules set forth pertaining to ratios and the supervision of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns/externs.
(2) The secondary remote entry pharmacy shall have a pharmacist on duty, licensed in this State, who is physically present and personally supervising all pharmacy activities. Remote prescription drug order processing in a retail pharmacy without the direct supervision of a pharmacist is prohibited.
(3) Pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns/externs may assist a pharmacist located at the secondary remote entry pharmacy with remote prescription drug order processing. Such pharmacies shall comply with Georgia laws and rules set forth pertaining to ratios and the supervision of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns/externs.
(4) The pharmacist on duty at the secondary remote entry pharmacy shall be responsible for assuring the accuracy of prescriptions for which he/she performed or supervised remote prescription drug order processing. This responsibility shall exclude the compounding, preparation, dispensing, and counseling for prescriptions for which he/she has performed remote prescription drug order processing. The pharmacist shall verify the data entered into the computer system is consistent with the prescription. The pharmacist shall conduct a drug regimen review for each prescription. Any activity requiring the exercise of professional judgment shall be performed by the pharmacist on duty and shall not be delegated to pharmacy technicians. The pharmacist on duty at the secondary remote entry pharmacy shall be responsible for verification of all activities performed by pharmacy technicians, or pharmacy interns/externs.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-36-.03
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 26-4-4, 26-4-5, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-60, 26-4-80, 26-4-82, 26-4-83, 26-4-110.
Original Rule entitled "Personnel and Supervision" adopted. F. Feb. 21, 2011; eff. Mar. 13, 2011. Amended: F. Apr. 13, 2021; eff. May 3, 2021.

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