ScripPlus For Georgia
House bill 209 was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law on April 24th, 2013. The changes included in this law took effect as of July 1st, 2013.
Among these changes were to remove any requirement for hard copy prescription pads to have an identifying lot number and a sequential serial number on each separate prescription in a pad. These requirements were replaced by allowing the Board of Pharmacy to approve and adopt the use of prescription pads or paper that meet the requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Standard Register's prescription pads and paper meet the requirements defined by CMS.
Further, hard copy prescription security paper vendors no longer have to be approved by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy. Any such vendor that produces CMS approved security paper can market that paper for sale in Georgia.
Lastly, the Georgia Board of Pharmacy's seal of approval does not have to be affixed to any hard copy prescription security paper if that paper meets the CMS security paper requirements.
More information may be found on the Georgia Board of Pharmacy website at http://gbp.georgia.gov/
Relevant State Regulations
- Ga. Code Ann. § 26-4-80.1
- Ga. Code Ann. § 26-4-81
- Ga. Code Ann. § 16-13-41
- Ga. Code Ann. § 16-13-74
- GA COMP. R. & REGS. 360-5-.12
Helpful Contact Information
Board of Pharmacy237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Board of Medical Examiners2 Peachtree St. NW, 36th Fl.
Atlanta, GA 30303
* The state information provided on this Web site is for sample purposes only. You should consult your state's regulatory agencies for the most accurate and up-to-date information.