Guidance and Legal Opinions

The following documents provide guidance from the Board and the Attorney General on issues of concern to our licensees. 

Board Guidance (02/09/2017): A medical practice advertising "treatment of pain" is required to be licensed as a pain management clinic.

Official Opinion of the Attorney General (10/28/2016): Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses may be able to access the GAPDMP database as delegates of physicians who have the authority to prescribe or dispense.

Official Opinion of the Attorney General (10/07/2016): A physician is required to report to the GA Composite Medical a payment made as a result of a high-low agreement in a medical malpractice case, even if there is a judgment in favor of the physician.

AG Memorandum (03/26/2009): An advanced practice registered nurse who distributes drug samples must be authorized to do so under a nurse protocol agreement.

Official Opinion of the Attorney General (12/28/2000): A physician assistant is allowed to prescribe Schedule III, IV, and V controlled substances while acting under the requisite supervision of a physician and pursuant to the requisite job description, thereby permitting the physician assistant to have a DEA number..