FAKE AGENT CALLS
The Board Staff has received several phone calls from multiple licensees stating that someone is calling pretending to be an agent of the Medical Board and trying to obtain personal information. These calls are scams. Information regarding your licensure number, issue date, expiration date, and address of record is available on the Board’s website. Your NPI number is also available on the Internet. The Board would not contact you by phone to obtain your personal information. We would contact you to set up a time that you can contact us and give you a valid call back number or schedule an in person meeting. The Board is located in Atlanta, GA and all phone numbers from the Board will have Atlanta area codes. (404, 470, 678 or 770) If you receive a call like this please do not give any personal information and disconnect the call. If you need any additional information, please contact Jonathan McGehee, Director of Investigations at email@example.com.
Board Position Papers
The following documents provide guidance from the Board and the Attorney General on issues of concern to our licensees.
Physician Scope of Practice (07/12/2018): Physicians shall have acquired the appropriate level of education and training intending to expand their practice to an area outside their residency/fellowship, post-graduate education
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..