Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-9-.04 - Redispensing by a Different Pharmacy

(1) Whenever a patient or the patient's caregiver requests a pharmacy to dispense medication in a multi-drug single-dosing container(s) which has/have been previously labeled and dispensed by another pharmacy, the following guidelines must be utilized:
(a) Whenever a patient or the patient's caregiver requests a pharmacy to remove drugs from containers previously dispensed by another pharmacy, and redispensed such drugs in a multi-drug single-dosing container(s), that pharmacy must first receive written permission from the patient or the patient's caregiver in the form of written and signed statement from that same patient or patient's caregiver. Each statement must be kept on file at the pharmacy, along with the corresponding redispensing log, as described in 480-9-.04(b), for a period of two (2) years.
(b) Whenever a pharmacy receives a written request, as described above in 480-9-.04(a) to redispense drugs in a multi-drug single-dosing container(s), and such drugs have been previously dispensed by another pharmacy, the pharmacy choosing to redispense must maintain a redispensing log using the following record keeping guidelines in addition to any record keeping already required by state and federal law or rules/regulations. The pharmacy is then considered the dispensing pharmacy. For each drug redispensed, this log must include at a minimum:
1. The name, address, and telephone number of the redispensing pharmacy;
2. The date the drug was redispensed;
3. The name and address of the patient;
4. The serial number on the label of the originally dispensed prescription drug container;
5. The name, address, and telephone number of the pharmay originally dispensing the drug;
6. The serial number assigned to the drug by the redispensing pharmacy;
7. The name, quantity, and identifying logo or numbers of the drug as it was originally dispensed and is now being redispensed;
8. The expiration date assigned to the drug being redispensed, with such date being no longer than one (1) year from the date of redispensing;
9. The name of the prescribing practitioner;
10. The directions for administration or taking as written by the prescribing physician;
11. Any special labeling information or instructions;
12. The name or initials of the pharmacist verifying the redispensed drug against the log and/or the original drug container;
(c) All redispensing logs, statements, and other such records required by this section are required to be maintained by the pharmacy for a minimum of two (2) years. Any and all such records shall be made available for inspection and/or copying by the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency. The conditions on the use of the multi-drug single-dosing containers found in Rule 480-9-.03 also apply to the pharmacy redispensing pursuant to this rule.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-9-.04
O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-3-8, 26-4-27, 26-4-80, 16-13-34, 16-13-39, 16-13-73, 16-13-15.
Original Rule entitled "Redispensing by a Different Pharmacy" adopted F. Jun. 28, 2001; eff. July 18, 2001.

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