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tips</a></div><ul class="breadcrumb"> <li><a href="/GAC" name="GAC" title="GAC">GA R&amp;R</a></li> <li>&raquo; <a href="/GAC/360" title="360">Department 360</a></li> <li>&raquo; Chapter 360-8</li> </ul> </div> </div><div id="doc" class="container"> <div id="doc-content" class="content"> <h1><nllchapter>Chapter 360-8 PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS</nllchapter></h1> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-8-.01" name="360-8-.01" title="360-8-.01">Rule 360-8-.01 Definitions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Annual patient population' means persons seen by a clinic or practice in a 12 month calendar year but shall not include persons that are patients of a nursing home, home health agency or hospice licensed pursuant to Chapter 7 of Title 31.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Board' means the Georgia Composite Medical Board created by Code Section 98 43-34-2.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Chronic pain' means physical pain treated for a period of 90 days or more in a year but shall not include perioperative pain, which shall mean pain immediately preceding and immediately following a surgical procedure, when such perioperative pain is being treated in connection with a surgical procedure by a licensed health care professional acting within the scope of his or her license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'License' means a valid and current certificate of registration issued by the board pursuant to this article which shall give the person to whom it is issued to engage in the practice prescribed thereon.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Licensee' means any person holding a license under this article.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Medical treatment' and 'medical services' means the treatment of chronic pain.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Medical treatment or services' means for purposes of Chapter 360-8, medical treatment and services include, but are not limited to, the evaluation, diagnosis, and/or treatment of any medical complaint or condition, including prescribing and/or ordering medication, administering therapy, and/or any surgical procedure.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Nonterminal condition' means a medical condition which is reversible, where there is a reasonable hope of recovery, and where the patient's medical prognosis is a life expectancy of two years or more.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Pain management clinic' means a medical practice advertising 'treatment of pain' or utilizing 'pain' in the name of the clinic or a medical practice or clinic with greater than 50 percent of its annual patient population being treated for chronic pain for nonterminal conditions by the use of Schedule II or III controlled substances. This term shall not include any clinic or practice owned, in whole or in part, or operated by a hospital licensed pursuant to Chapter 7 of Title 31 or by a health system or any ambulatory surgical center, skilled nursing facility, hospice, or home health agency licensed pursuant to Chapter 7 of Title 31.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Proof of Ownership' includes official documents such as incorporation papers filed with Secretary of State, a business license issued to the location identified in the application, lease agreements, bank accounts, information related to billing practices of the business, evidence related to form of payment for the owners of the clinic and physicians practicing at the clinic, and any other documentation that the Board may need to determine actual ownership.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Person' means a natural person.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.01(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 'Physician' means a person who possesses a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Georgia pursuant to Article 2 of this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-8-.02" name="360-8-.02" title="360-8-.02">Rule 360-8-.02 Standards of Operation</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each location of a clinic where a physician practices pain management must be licensed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A new pain management clinic license must be obtained if there is a change in ownership or a change in location.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No pain management clinic shall provide medical treatment or services unless a physician, a physician assistant authorized to prescribe controlled substances under an approved job description, or an advanced practice registered nurse authorized to prescribe controlled substances pursuant to a physician protocol is on-site at the pain management clinic. This rule shall not apply to a certified registered nurse anesthetist practicing pursuant to Code Section 43-26-11.1, so long as <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the patient has previously been examined by a physician and such physician has issued a written order for such patient to receive medical treatment or services and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the pain management clinic has obtained written consent of the patient prior to any medical treatment or services being provided by the certified registered nurse anesthetist regarding the medical treatment or services to be performed, the risks of the medical treatment or services to be performed, and that a physician may or may not be on-site.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No licensed physician can own a pain management clinic if the physician, during the course of his or her practice, has been denied the privilege of prescribing, dispensing, administering, supplying or selling any controlled substance, or has had board action against his or her medical license as a result of dependency on alcohol or drugs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person can own a pain management clinic if he or she has been convicted of a felony. For purposes of this rule, the term "convicted of a felony" shall include a conviction of an offense which if committed in this state would be deemed a felony under either state or federal law, without regard to its designation elsewhere. As used in this paragraph, the term "conviction" shall include a finding or verdict of guilt, a plea of guilty resulting in first offender status, or a plea of nolo contendere in a criminal proceeding, regardless of whether the adjudication of guilt or sentence is withheld or not entered thereon.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The owner of the clinic and the physicians practicing in the clinic shall be responsible for compliance with all the laws and rules and regulations regulating the practice of medicine and the laws and rules and regulations pertaining to the controlled substances.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The license issued by the Board shall be displayed in a conspicuous place.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All pain management clinics that dispense controlled substances or dangerous drugs shall be registered with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy as required by Chapter 4 of Title 26.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each physician owning or practicing in a pain management clinic must register with the Georgia Prescription Monitoring Program ("PDMP"). See link www.gdna.ga.gov. Each physician practicing at a pain clinic must regularly check the PDMP on all new and existing patients.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall have the power to reprimand, cancel, suspend, revoke, or otherwise restrict any license or permit issued by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.02(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any person who operates a pain management clinic in the State of Georgia without a license shall be guilty of a felony.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-8-.03" name="360-8-.03" title="360-8-.03">Rule 360-8-.03 Pain Management Clinic License Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective July 1, 2013, all pain management clinics must hold a license issued by the Board to operate in this state, and must be owned by physicians holding current licenses to practice in this state. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A pain management clinic who can present satisfactory evidence to the Board of being in existence on June 30, 2013, may also qualify for a licenses at each location if it is jointly owned by one or more Georgia licensed physicians and one or more Georgia licensed physician assistants or Georgia licensed advanced practice registered nurses. However, the non-physician owners must meet all the qualifications for licensure except being a licensed physician.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A pain management clinic who can present satisfactory evidence to the Board of being in existence on June 30, 2013, may also qualify for a license at ONE location even though it is not wholly owned by Georgia licensed physicians. However, the owners must meet all the qualifications for licensure except being a licensed physician.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applicants for licensure as pain management clinic must submit an application on a form approved by the Board for each location and a non-refundable application fee for each application, and must submit all of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An affidavit from each owner that each owner is a United States citizen, a legal permanent resident of the United States, or that he/she is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act. If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the <B>DHS-USCIS SAVE </B>(Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for the purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-citizens. If the applicant is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal immigration agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A secure and verifiable document from each owner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof that each licensed owner who holds a license to practice healthcare in this state and each physician, physician assistant and advanced practice registered nurse who practices at the clinic are in good standing with the Board or their respective licensing board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each owner, principal, manager, agent, officer, and licensed health care practitioner must pass a criminal background check and further investigation, at the Board's discretion.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each owner must submit an affidavit of ownership and current photograph.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A National Practitioner Data Bank and Health Integrity and Protection Data Bank Report is required for all health care providers owning or practicing in the pain management clinic.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) card for all owners and all health care providers practicing in the pain management clinic that holds such license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof of ownership.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pain management clinic applications are valid for six month from initial receipt.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may require the owner and/or physician(s) practicing at the pain management clinic to appear for a personal interview before the Licensure Committee of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The physical location of the applicant pain management clinic may be inspected before the application is considered. In addition, if a license is granted, the pain management clinic may be inspected at the Board's discretion at any time. The pain management clinic must have the necessary medical equipment to provide the medical treatment or service offered and must comply with sanitation standards.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application may be denied for any of the reasons authorized by law, or the Board may grant a license with restrictions.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-8-.04" name="360-8-.04" title="360-8-.04">Rule 360-8-.04 Denial of Licensure</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board will deny a pain clinic license application if a physician practicing at the clinic has been convicted of a felony unless the Board finds through evidence satisfactory to the Board that the felony is no longer relevant to the physician's ability to safely practice in a pain management clinic. For purposes of this rule, the term "convicted of a felony" shall include a conviction of an offense which if committed in this state would be deemed a felony under either state or federal law, without regard to its designation elsewhere. As used in this paragraph, the term "conviction" shall include a finding or verdict of guilt, a plea of guilty resulting in first offender status, or a plea of nolo contendere in a criminal proceeding, regardless of whether the adjudication of guilt or sentence is withheld or not entered thereon.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board will deny a pain clinic license application if a physician practicing at the clinic, during the course of his or her practice, has been denied the privilege of prescribing, dispensing, administering, supplying, or selling any controlled substance, or if the physician, during the course of his or her practice, had board action taken against his or her medical license as a result of dependency on drugs or alcohol unless the Board finds through evidence satisfactory to the Board that the prior disciplinary action, denial of privileges relative to controlled substances or impairment is no longer relevant to the physician's ability to safely practice in a pain management clinic.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may deny a license for a pain management clinic for any of the reasons set forth in O.C.G.A. Sections <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-8&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-8</a>, <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-283&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-283</a> and/or 43-34-284.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the Board intends to deny the license, the applicant shall be allowed to appear before the board, if the applicant so requests, prior to the board making a final decision regarding the issuance of the license.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-8-.05" name="360-8-.05" title="360-8-.05">Rule 360-8-.05 Notifications to the Board</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The licensee shall notify the Board <B>within ten business days</B> upon the occurrence of any of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permanent closing of a licensed pain management clinic;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any theft or loss of drugs or devices of a licensed pain management clinic;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any known conviction of any employee of a licensed pain management clinic of any state or federal drug laws;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any known conviction based upon charges of fraud of any employee of a licensed pain management clinic; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disasters, accidents, theft, destruction, or loss of records of a licensed pain management clinic required to be maintained by state or federal law or the rules of the board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If there is a death of a patient due to medication.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any malpractice settlements or disciplinary actions imposed against the owners or physicians practicing in the clinic</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Impairment of any physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse practicing in the clinic.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Revocation of the license of another pain management clinic in this or other states owned by the same owners.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notification if the DEA of an owner of physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse is revoked or surrendered.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Termination of employment of a physician, physician assistant and advanced practice registered nurse from a licensed pain management clinic;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The licensee must notify the Board at least ten (10) days <B>prior to the occurrence</B> of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Change of ownership, name, management, or location of a licensed pain management clinic; the license is non-transferrable so the license immediately becomes void and inactive upon a change in ownership or location.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Employment of a new physicians, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse in a licensed pain management clinic. The notification must be on a form approved by the Board and must include appropriate supplemental documentation including a criminal background check. Although prior approval by the Board is not required, the employment of a person who does not qualify for employment at a pain clinic under the law and rules of the Board is grounds for disciplinary action against the clinic license. A clinic license holder may voluntarily submit notification with a request for prior Board approval to verify that a person does qualifies for employment under the laws and rules of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-8-.06" name="360-8-.06" title="360-8-.06">Rule 360-8-.06 Renewals and Continuing Education</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All active licenses must be renewed every two years. This may be done through mail. A pain management clinic may not operate after the expiration date of the license. A license must be renewed biennially by June 30<SUP>th</SUP>, and the licensee must establish satisfaction of Board-approved continuing education requirements to be eligible for renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All physicians owning and/or practicing in a pain management clinic must biennially document competence to the Board for purposes of renewal by providing one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.06(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> evidence of having obtained during the preceding two (2) years, twenty (20) hours of continuing medical education ("CME") pertaining to pain management or palliative medicine except as provided below. Such CME must be an AMA/AOA PRA Category I CME, a board approved CME program, or any federally approved CME. The CME obtained pursuant to this rule may count towards the CME required for individual physician license renewal; or <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.06(2)(a)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All physicians owning and/or practicing in a pain management clinic that has a pain clinic license that has been active less than two years, must provide evidence of having obtained during that time, at least ten (10) hours of CME pertaining to pain management or palliative medicine. Such CME must be an AMA/AOA PRA Category I CME, a board approved CME program, or any federally approved CME. The CME obtained pursuant to this rule may count towards the CME required for individual physician license renewal;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.06(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> evidence of current certification or eligibility for certification in pain management or palliative medicine as approved by the Board. The Board recognizes certifications in pain medicine or palliative medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association, the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees have the right to obtain a late renewal of their licenses during the three (3) month period immediately following the expiration date. During this period, the penalty for late renewal applies. A pain management clinic may not operate after the expiration date of the license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fee for renewals and late renewals shall be designated in the fee schedule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall administratively revoke any license not renewed prior to the expiration of the late renewal period. Such revocation removes all rights and privileges to operate a pain management clinic in this State. A license that is so revoked may only be reinstated in the sole discretion of the Board. Revocation for failure to renew may be reported to the public and to other state licensing boards, and will be reported as a revocation for failure to renew. Revocation for failure to renew is not considered a disciplinary revocation. However, the license may only be reinstated through application.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-8-.07" name="360-8-.07" title="360-8-.07">Rule 360-8-.07 Exemptions</a></h2> <P>Licensure under this Chapter shall not be required for any clinic or practice owned, in whole or in part, or operated by a hospital licensed pursuant to Chapter 7 of Title 31 or by a health system or any ambulatory surgical center, skilled nursing facility, hospice, or home health agency licensed pursuant to Chapter 7 of Title 31.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-8-.08" name="360-8-.08" title="360-8-.08">Rule 360-8-.08 Annual Reporting by Hospital Clinics</a></h2> <P>By March 1<SUP>st</SUP> of each year, every hospital that operates an outpatient clinic at its main facility or at any satellite facility with greater than 50 percent of such clinic's annual patient population being treated for chronic pain for non-terminal conditions by the use of Schedule II or III controlled substances shall submit a form approved by the Board to notify the Board of such clinic. Such notification shall identify the address of the outpatient clinic and the name or names of the physicians practicing at such clinic.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-8-.09" name="360-8-.09" title="360-8-.09">Rule 360-8-.09 Disciplinary Actions</a></h2> <P>The Board can take disciplinary action including revocation against a licensed pain management clinic upon a finding that the owner or a physician practicing in the clinic has engaged in conduct identified in O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-8&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-8</a> as a ground for disciplinary action or as provided in O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-284&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-284</a>.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-8-.10" name="360-8-.10" title="360-8-.10">Rule 360-8-.10 Reinstatement</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A license which is revoked for failure to renew may be reinstated upon the discretion of the Board upon receipt of a reinstatement application and fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for reinstatement must be owned by a physician. If the clinic's original license was issued under the grandfather clause, the clinic must now meet the requirements of <a title="360-8-.02" href="360-8-.02">360-8-.02</a>,"Pain Management Clinic License Requirements."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may also require the applicant to meet with the Board or a committee of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each owner, principal, manager, agent, officer, and licensed health care practitioner must pass a criminal background check and further investigation, at the Board's discretion.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.10(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> This provision of this rule shall not be construed to limit the ability of the Board to impose sanctions for continuing to practice with an expired license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.10(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reinstatement of the license is within the discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.10(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may deny reinstatement if it determines that the granting or renewing of such license would not be in the public interest.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-8-.10(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The denial of reinstatement is not a contested case, but the applicant shall be entitled to an appearance before the Board.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/360-8-.01" name="360-8-.01" title="360-8-.01">Rule 360-8-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-8-.02" name="360-8-.02" title="360-8-.02">Rule 360-8-.02 Standards of Operation</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-8-.03" name="360-8-.03" title="360-8-.03">Rule 360-8-.03 Pain Management Clinic License Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-8-.04" name="360-8-.04" title="360-8-.04">Rule 360-8-.04 Denial of Licensure</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-8-.05" name="360-8-.05" title="360-8-.05">Rule 360-8-.05 Notifications to the Board</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-8-.06" name="360-8-.06" title="360-8-.06">Rule 360-8-.06 Renewals and Continuing Education</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-8-.07" name="360-8-.07" title="360-8-.07">Rule 360-8-.07 Exemptions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-8-.08" name="360-8-.08" title="360-8-.08">Rule 360-8-.08 Annual Reporting by Hospital Clinics</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-8-.09" name="360-8-.09" title="360-8-.09">Rule 360-8-.09 Disciplinary Actions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-8-.10" name="360-8-.10" title="360-8-.10">Rule 360-8-.10 Reinstatement</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>