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Any pharmacy providing delivery by mail to its patients is required to follow applicable Georgia laws and rules.</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="480-48-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A mail order pharmacy located outside this state is required to follow all applicable pharmacy and drug rules and laws of the state in which the pharmacy is physically located.</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="480-48-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A mail order pharmacy shall ensure that all prescription medications are delivered to the patient in accordance with standards of the manufacturer, United States Pharmacopeia, Federal Food and Drug Administration and other recognized standards. A pharmacy shall ensure integrity of any drug requiring temperature control other than "room temperature storage" that is delivered by mail order and provide a notification to the patient of the timeliness in addressing the proper storage of the medication. <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="480-48-.02(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The shipping method may include the use of temperature tags, time temperature strips, insulated packaging, or a combination of these.</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="480-48-.02(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The notification method may be by verbal, written, electronic, or other technological means. If verbal, then the pharmacy must document the notification and maintain such documentation.</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="480-48-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any pharmacy using delivery by mail to deliver dispensed prescription drugs shall comply with the following conditions: <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="480-48-.02(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any pharmacy that uses delivery by mail is accountable to the Board to arrange for the appropriate mailing/shipping process.</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="480-48-.02(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A mail order pharmacy shall provide a method by which a patient or patient's caregiver can notify the mail order pharmacy as to any irregularity in the delivery of their medication to include but not be limited to: <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="480-48-.02(4)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Timeliness of delivery;</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="480-48-.02(4)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Condition on the prescription drug upon delivery; 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="480-48-.02(4)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to receive the proper prescription drug.</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="480-48-.02(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medications designated as requiring special handling by this rule must be signed for upon delivery by the patient or patient's designee. In the event that the medication cannot be delivered, the package will not be left behind and shall be returned to the mailing or shipping service to be held for pickup until signed for by the patient or the patient's designee, or redelivered to the patient if so requested by the patient or the patient's caregiver. The Board has designated the following drugs as requiring special handling: <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="480-48-.02(4)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substances</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="480-48-.02(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A mail order pharmacy shall provide a process by which, if the delivery of a prescription medication is in any way compromised, the pharmacy will replace the patient's medication, to be delivered by next-day delivery or the mail order pharmacy will immediately contact the patient's prescriber to arrange for a prescription for a minimum seven (7) day supply of the medication to be dispensed to the patient by a licensed pharmacy of the patient's choice.</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="480-48-.02(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A pharmacy that employs delivery by mail must provide written information, set forth in Board Rule <a title="480-31-.01" href="480-31-.01">480-31-.01</a>, for each drug that is delivered, and a method of electronic or telephonic communications for a pharmacist or a Georgia-licensed pharmacy intern under direct supervision of the pharmacist to provide consultation or counseling in accordance with the obligations of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=26-4-85&amp;title=26#" target="_newtab">26-4-85</a>. All such counseling will be documented in the pharmacy's patient records. It is sufficient proof to show counseling was refused if a patient or patient's caregiver does not contact the pharmacy.</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="480-48-.02(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The pharmacy shall provide information to the patient on the procedure that the patient should follow if any prescription drug does not arrive in a timely manner, or if the integrity of the packaging or medication has been compromised during shipment and delivery by mail.</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="480-48-.02(4)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A pharmacy using delivery by mail shall document in its records when the prescription drug was sent to the 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="480-48-.02(4)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A pharmacy using delivery by mail shall document the instances when prescription drugs have been compromised during shipment and delivery by mail or when drugs do not arrive in a timely manner, and shall maintain such documentation for two (2) years. In addition, the mail order pharmacy shall maintain reports of patient complaints and internal/external audits about timeliness of deliveries, condition of the medication when received by patient including medication that was compromised in delivery, misfills of prescriptions, and the failure of a patient to receive medication. Such records shall be provided to the Board, upon request.</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="480-48-.02(4)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A pharmacy or a pharmacist shall refuse to deliver by mail a prescription drug which, in the professional opinion of the pharmacy or pharmacist may be clinically compromised by delivery by mail.</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="480-48-.02(4)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A mail order pharmacy shall make available to the patient or the patient's caregiver contact information of the Board of Pharmacy.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/480-48-.03" name="480-48-.03" title="480-48-.03">Rule 480-48-.03 Delivery by Pharmacy</a></h2> <P>Any pharmacy may provide for delivery by pharmacy upon the request of the patient or the patient's designee. The Board will hold the pharmacy responsible for any problems in the service of delivery by pharmacy. In order for a delivery to be considered delivery by pharmacy, the delivery must be on a continuous route from the pharmacy to the patient or the patient's designee. All medications shall be maintained within the temperature ranges recommended by the manufacturer until the delivery has been completed. All deliveries of controlled substances must be signed for upon delivery by the patient or patient's designee.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/480-48-.01" name="480-48-.01" title="480-48-.01">Rule 480-48-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/480-48-.02" name="480-48-.02" title="480-48-.02">Rule 480-48-.02 Conditions for Use of Delivery by Mail</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/480-48-.03" name="480-48-.03" title="480-48-.03">Rule 480-48-.03 Delivery by Pharmacy</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>