Rule 480-18-.07. Delivery of Drugs, General.

Georgia Administrative Code

Department 480. RULES OF GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY

Chapter 480-18. OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAM CLINIC PHARMACIES

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through February 6, 2020

Rule 480-18-.07. Delivery of Drugs, General

(1) No drug shall be dispensed or administered except upon receipt of a medication drug order written by a licensed medical practitioner granted rights to prescribe in an OTP.
(a) A licensed medical practitioner must write an initial dosing medication order for each patient prior to any medication being dispensed or prepared by the OTP clinic pharmacy.
(b) In emergency situations, a verbal order may be given by the physician and it must be signed by the physician within 72 hours, or such order would be considered a violation of these rules.
(c) Any adjustment to a patient's dosage regimen is considered to be a new medication order. Such orders shall be written per protocol developed by the clinic's medical director and signed by the ordering physician within 72 hours.
(2) Drugs shall be administered by authorized licensed personnel in accordance with policies and procedures specified by the Director of Pharmacy Services under applicable laws and rules and regulations, and by usual and customary standards of good medical practice which protect the public health, safety and welfare. Only licensed personnel shall administer medications.

Cite as Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-18-.07

Authority: O.C.G.A. Secs. 16-13-34, 16-13-41, 16-13-74, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-80, 26-4-87, 26-4-110, 26-4-111.

History. Original Rule entitled "Delivery of Drugs, General" adopted. F. Feb. 25, 2002; eff. Mar. 17, 2002.