Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-36-.07 - Notification to Patients

(1) Prior to utilizing remote prescription drug order processing, the primary dispensing pharmacy shall:
(a) Notify patients their prescription drug order may be processed by another pharmacy. Such notification may be provided through a one time written consent from the patient or the patient's authorized representative and through use of a sign in the pharmacy which states: "Remote Order Processing Utilized Here."Such sign must be clear and legible with letters at least three (3) inches in size, and the sign shall be free from obstruction and visible to patients at the time the prescription is presented to the pharmacy.
(b) Give the name of that pharmacy, or if the pharmacy is part of a network of pharmacies under a common ownership and any of the network pharmacies may process the prescription order, the patient shall be notified of this fact. Such notification may be provided through a one time written consent from the patient or the patient's authorized representative and through use of a sign in the pharmacy which states: "Remote Order Processing Utilized Here." Such sign must be clear and legible with letters at least three (3) inches in size, and the sign shall be free from obstruction and visible to patients at the time the prescription is presented to the pharmacy.
(2) Prior to utilizing remote prescription drug order processing, written consent from the patient or the patient's authorized representative shall be obtained by the primary dispensing pharmacy when the primary dispensing pharmacy and the secondary remote entry pharmacy do not share the same owner.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-36-.07
O.C.G.A. Secs. 24-9-40, 26-4-5, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-80.
Original Rule entitled "Notification to Patients" adopted. F. Feb. 21, 2011; eff. Mar. 13, 2011.

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