State law allows physicians to dispense pharmaceuticals (in addition to “samples”) from their office only after notifying the Georgia Composite Medical Board in writing of their intent to act as a dispensing physician. This notification may be made by letter to the Board, or may be noted on the renewal of license form.
Once this notification is received by the Board, a copy is kept on file in our office and a copy is forwarded to the Georgia Pharmacy Board. The Pharmacy Board keeps a copy and sends an additional copy to the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA), the agency that enforces the pharmacy law. The GDNA notifies the Agent in the appropriate territory of the state which physicians have dispensing authority in their territory.
No confirmation letters are sent to the physician by any of the agencies, so it would be in the physician’s best interest to send notification to the Board by certified mail, return receipt requested, and to keep the proof of delivery in your business records.
Please contact the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (GDNA) for more information.