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Chapter 480-20 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS UNDER GEORGIA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT

Rule 480-20-.01 Registration of Retail Pharmacies, Hospital Pharmacies, Opioid Treatment Program Clinic Pharmacies, Clinic Pharmacies, Nuclear Pharmacies, Prison Clinic Pharmacies, Manufacturers, Drug Wholesalers and Distributors, Researchers, and Reverse Distributors

A person or firm issued a license or a permit by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy as a pharmacist, pharmacy intern, retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, opioid treatment program clinic pharmacy, clinic pharmacy, nuclear pharmacy, prison clinic pharmacy, manufacturer, drug wholesale distributor, researcher, or reverse distributor under the provisions of O.C.G.A. 16-13-35 and registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration under the provisions of the Federal Controlled Substances Act are hereby registered likewise concerning the same schedules and substances under the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, and are exempt from the application and fee requirements of O.C.G.A. 16-13-34.

Rule 480-20-.02 Record-Keeping Requirements For Registrants

(1) Each registrant shall maintain records of unusual orders of controlled substances received by the registrant and s hall inform the Off ice of the Director of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) of unusual orders when discovered by the registrant. For purposes of this section, an unusual order shall include orders of greatly increased quantity, orders deviating substantially from a normal pattern, and orders of highly abnormal frequency.
(2) Before distributing or transferring any controlled substance and/or a dangerous drug, without a prescription drug or der, to any customer, a registrant must ensure such customer is properly licensed or registered to purchase, receive, or possess such drug(s) by maintaining, on file, a copy of the current license or registration for any and all such customers. Any transfer, sale, distribution of a drug to an unlicensed or unregistered customer shall be deemed to be in violation of O.C.G.A. 26-4-115, 16-13-30 and/or 16-13-72.