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Chapter 480-12 SPECIALTY PHARMACY PRACTICE

Rule 480-12-.01 Authority

The Georgia State Board of Pharmacy ("Board") has the authority to approve accreditation or certification programs for specialty pharmacy practice, included, but not limited to:

(a) Diabetes;
(b) Dyslipidemia;
(c) Asthma; and
(d) Anticoagulation.

Rule 480-12-.02 Certification

A certification in the management of a specific disease state recognizes that the pharmacist has demonstrated advanced knowledge and skills in the specified disease state necessary to instruct the patient and to assist in the management of the health care of the patient.

Rule 480-12-.03 Qualifications

(1) In order to qualify for specialty pharmacy practice certification, the applicant must be a pharmacist currently licensed and in good standing with the State of Georgia, and pass an examination approved by the Board in the specific area of speciality practice. A person who has already passed the examination and meets all requirements may make application to the Board on a form approved by the Board and pay the fee in the amount provided in the Board's fee schedule.
(2) The board has approved the Disease State Management Examinations of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, or its successor organization.
(3) Licensed pharmacist who have a specialty pharmacy practice certification must complete a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education in each specific area of specialty during each biennium renewal period. The hours obtained herein may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements as contained in Chapters 480-3-.01 and 480-3-.03.