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License Renewal Information re: Active-Renewal Pending Status

License Renewal Information re: Active-Renewal Pending Status

June 24, 2013

“The Georgia State Board of Pharmacy is moving locations and affiliated state agencies effective July 1, 2013.  This involves the migration of computer access for licensure and registration verification. It also involves a transition to a new staff.

A number of licenses expire on June 30, 2013.  If you have submitted a timely and complete renewal application by June 30, 2013, please save your receipt as proof of renewal.  At its  Board meeting on June 17, 2013,  the Board voted not to sanction any licensee for unlicensed practice who can provide proof that the licensee has submitted a completed application for renewal by June 30, 2013.  The Board voted to resume normal requirements of a renewed and posted license on September 1, 2013.

Pharmacy technician registrations and pharmacy facility licenses expire on June 30, 2013.  For the same reasons as stated above, at its Board meeting on June 17, 2013, the Board has voted not to sanction any facility or pharmacy technician for unlicensed practice who can provide proof that the technician has submitted a renewal application for registration as a pharmacy technician by June 30, 2013. The Board voted to resume normal requirements of a renewed written registration September 1, 2013.

Please be advised that O.C.G.A. Section 50-13-18 provides: “(b) When a licensee has made timely and sufficient application for the renewal of a license or for a new license with reference to any activity of a continuing nature, the existing license does not expire until the application has been finally determined by the agency and, in case the application is denied or the terms of the new license limited, until the last day for seeking review of the agency order or at a later date fixed by order of the reviewing court.”

"Active-Renewal Pending" does not mean that the license has lapsed, is inactive or invalid.