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T. 26, Ch. 4, and 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=43-1-19&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-1-19</a>, the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy ("Board") shall have the power to reprimand, cancel, suspend, revoke, or otherwise restrict any license or permit issued by the Board. The specific grounds for disciplinary action are found 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=43-1-19&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-1-19</a> and O.C.G.A. T. 26, Ch. 4, and O.C.G.A. T. 16, Ch. 13. The Board shall have such duty, power, and authority as may be necessary to enforce O.C.G.A. T. 26, Ch. 4, O.C.G.A. T. 26, Ch. 3 and O.C.G.A. T. 16, Ch. 13, and any rules promulgated by the Board pursuant thereto.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/480-5-.02" name="480-5-.02" title="480-5-.02">Rule 480-5-.02 Responsibility of Owners and Pharmacist-In-Charge for Actions of License or Permittee</a></h2> <P>When the Board finds that a pharmacy, manufacturer, wholesale distributor, researcher or reverse drug distributor has violated the provisions of O.C.G.A. T. 16, Ch. 13, O.C.G.A. T. 26, Ch. 3, O.C.G.A. T. 26, Ch. 4 and/or the rules of the Board, the Board may issue any disciplinary order to any corporate owner, officer, owner, partner, or pharmacist-in-charge of the pharmacy, manufacturer, wholesale distributor, researcher or reverse drug distributor.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/480-5-.03" name="480-5-.03" title="480-5-.03">Rule 480-5-.03 Code of Professional Conduct</a></h2> <P>The Board is authorized to take disciplinary action for unprofessional conduct. Consistent with the authority to assure that licensees operate in a professional manner and the Board's responsibility to protect the public health with a safe, dependable and sufficient supply of medication, the Board establishes a Code of Professional Conduct which shall apply to and be observed by all persons engaged in the practice of pharmacy in the State of Georgia.</P> <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="480-5-.03(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ethics. No pharmacist, intern, extern, technician, or pharmacy owner shall engage in any conduct in the practice of pharmacy or in the operation of a pharmacy which tends to reduce the public confidence in the ability and integrity of the profession of pharmacy, or endangers the public health, safety and welfare, or have been guilty of any fraud, misrepresentation, culpable negligence, concealment, dishonest dealings, fix, scheme or device, or breach of trust in the practice of pharmacy or in the conduction of business related to prescriptions, drugs or devices.</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="480-5-.03(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Patient Self-Referral. No pharmacist, employee or agent thereof acting on his/her behalf, shall offer, agree to accept, or receive compensation in any form for the referral of professional services to or from another health care provider or entity. This prohibition includes any form of fee division or charging of fees for the referral of 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="480-5-.03(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Error or Uncertain Prescriptions. No pharmacist or pharmacy intern/extern shall compound or dispense any prescription, which, in his/her professional opinion, contains any error omission, irregularity or ambiguity. Upon receipt of such prescription, the pharmacist, pharmacy intern/extern shall contact the prescriber and confer with him/her before dispensing the prescription. No pharmacist or intern/extern shall dispense any medication by virtue of a prescription if said pharmacist or intern has any doubt existing in his mind that such prescription is not legitimate.</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="480-5-.03(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Betrayal of Confidence. A pharmacist shall not discuss with the patient or representative such matters that should be discussed only with the prescriber.</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="480-5-.03(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Diagnosis or Treatment. No pharmacist or employee of a pharmacy shall diagnose, treat, prescribe for, or attempt to do so, any disease, illness, or organic disorder. This limitation shall not be construed to prevent a licensed pharmacist from advising individuals on matters concerning simple ailments, first aid measures, sanitary matters, or the merits and qualities of medicines, nor shall it prevent the full practice of pharmacy 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=26-4-4&amp;title=26#" target="_newtab">26-4-4</a>.</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="480-5-.03(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Coded Prescriptions. No pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or extern shall compound or dispense any prescription that is coded. A "coded" prescription is one which bears letters, numbers, words or symbols, or any other device used in lieu of the name, quantity, strength and directors for its use, other than normal letters, numbers, words, symbols or other media recognized by the profession of pharmacy as a means for conveying information by prescription. No symbol, word or any other device shall be used in lieu of the name of said preparation.</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="480-5-.03(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> False or Misleading Advertising. No pharmacist or licensed pharmacy shall disseminate through any communication media any false, misleading or fraudulent advertising.</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="480-5-.03(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Changes in Prescriptions. No pharmacist, pharmacy intern or extern shall supply medications or devices which contain an ingredient or article different in any manner from the medication or device that is prescribed upon a prescription unless prior approval has been obtained from the prescriber thereof. Such difference shall immediately be recorded upon said prescription after being approved by said prescriber, showing the date, time and method of ascertaining the said approval.</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="480-5-.03(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prescription Sub-Stations. No pharmacist, employer or employee of a licensed pharmacy shall maintain a location, other than a pharmacy for which a permit has been issued by the Board, from which to solicit, accept or dispense prescriptions.</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="480-5-.03(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Physician Agreements. No pharmacist or licensed pharmacy, or employee or agent thereof, shall enter into or engage in any agreement or arrangement with an physician or other practitioner for the payment or acceptance of compensation in any form or type for the recommending of the professional services of either; or enter into a rebate or percentage rental agreement if any kind, whereby in any way a patient's free choice of a pharmacist or licensed pharmacy is or may be limited.</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="480-5-.03(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Independent Judgment and Practices. No pharmacist shall offer or engage in professional pharmaceutical services under any terms and conditions that shall tend to interfere with or impair the free and complete exercise of professional judgment and skill of a pharmacist or enter into any agreement that denies the public the right of free choice of pharmacists or pharmacies.</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="480-5-.03(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Return of Prescriptions. Except as authorized by Rule <a title="480-10-.17" href="480-10-.17">480-10-.17</a>, no pharmacist or employer or employee of a pharmacy may knowingly place in the stock of any pharmacy any part of any prescription dispensed to, or compounded for, any patient of any pharmacy and returned by said patient.</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="480-5-.03(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evasion of Code of Professional Conduct. No pharmacist, licensed pharmacy or employee or agent thereof, shall act in any way to evade the rules and regulations of the Board and the laws applying to licensed pharmacies and pharmacists, interns, externs and technicians, but may apply methods of their own to enhance compliance with said laws, rules and regulations. Said persons shall be responsible for being acquainted with said laws, rules and regulations, and ignorance of said laws, rules, regulations shall not be a valid defense of the same.</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="480-5-.03(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Refusal to Fill Prescription. It shall not be considered unprofessional conduct for any pharmacist to refuse to fill any prescription based on his/her professional judgment or ethical or moral beliefs.</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="480-5-.03(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid Prescription Drug Orders. Prescription drugs shall be dispensed only pursuant to a valid prescription drug order. A pharmacist shall not dispense a prescription which the pharmacist knows or should know is not a valid prescription. A pharmacist shall have the same corresponding liability for prescriptions as an issuing practitioner as set forth in 21 C.F.R. as such regulation exists on January 1, 2013. Valid prescription drug orders shall include those issued by a physician, dentist, podiatrist, veterinarian, or other person licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized under the laws of this state, or of any state or territory of the United States, to prescribe dangerous drugs or controlled substances or both.</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="480-5-.03(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Violations of the Code of Professional Conduct. The above set out Code of Professional Conduct is expressly adopted by the Board and shall govern the conduct of all those admitted to practice pharmacy in their capacities as pharmacists, all those issued licenses as a pharmacy in their capacities as licensees and all pharmacy interns/externs in their capacities as pharmacy interns/externs. A license to practice pharmacy or a permit to operate a licensed pharmacy confers to vested right to the holder thereof, but is a conditional privilege revocable for cause. The primary purpose of this Code of Professional Conduct is the protection of the profession of pharmacy and the public health, safety and welfare. It is the responsibility of the Board to purge the profession of those unworthy to practice pharmacy or operate pharmacies in this state. It is the obligation of every licensed pharmacy holder and every licensed pharmacist to give unlimited cooperation and assistance to the Board in the discharge of this responsibility. Violation of this code may subject the violator to suspension or revocation of any license issued to him/her by the Board and/or public reprimand, fines, probation, letters of concern or other disciplinary actions deemed appropriate by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/480-5-.04" name="480-5-.04" title="480-5-.04">Rule 480-5-.04 Imparied Pharmacists, Interns and Externs</a></h2> <P>Pursuant to O.C.G.A. T.26, Ch. 4 and 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=43-1-19&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-1-19</a>, whenever a pharmacist, intern or extern becomes unfit to practice pharmacy with reasonable skill and safety by reason of a mental or physical condition including impairment due to the use of alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or other habit-forming drugs, the Board has the duty and authority to place appropriate conditions or limitations on that person's license, including conditions or limitations on that person's license, including suspension or revocation. Whenever such pharmacist, intern or extern is impaired or has otherwise endangered the public health and welfare while engaged in the practice of pharmacy, and any other Board licensee is aware of such impairment he/she has the obligation and duty to notify the Board of such impaired persons and their actions.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/480-5-.05" name="480-5-.05" title="480-5-.05">Rule 480-5-.05 Cost Recovery</a></h2> <P>For any order issued in resolution of a disciplinary proceeding before the Board, the Board may direct any licensee found guilty of a charge involving a violation of any drug laws or rules to pay to the Board a sum not to exceed the reasonable cost of the investigation, and prosecution of the case and, in any case, not to exceed $25,000.00. The costs to be assessed shall be fixed by the Board and the costs so recovered shall be paid to the State of Georgia.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/480-5-.01" name="480-5-.01" title="480-5-.01">Rule 480-5-.01 Suspension, Revocation, or Other Actions on Licenses Issued by the Board</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/480-5-.02" name="480-5-.02" title="480-5-.02">Rule 480-5-.02 Responsibility of Owners and Pharmacist-In-Charge for Actions of License or Permittee</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/480-5-.03" name="480-5-.03" title="480-5-.03">Rule 480-5-.03 Code of Professional Conduct</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/480-5-.04" name="480-5-.04" title="480-5-.04">Rule 480-5-.04 Imparied Pharmacists, Interns and Externs</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/480-5-.05" name="480-5-.05" title="480-5-.05">Rule 480-5-.05 Cost Recovery</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>