Atlanta—The Georgia State Board of Pharmacy met on Wednesday, January 14, 2008 at Southern College of Pharmacy, Mercer University in Atlanta.

The Board adopted two new rules governing the practice of pharmacy as follows:

· 480-31-.01 Patient Counseling: The change allows for professional judgment concerning patient counseling pertaining to prescription drug refills.

· 480-27-.01 Definitions, 480-27-.02 Prescription Drug Order Requirements, and 480-27-.04 Use of Facsimile Machine or Other Electronic Means to Transmit or Receive Prescription Drug Orders: The changes provide guidelines for acceptable types of electronic signatures on prescription drug orders.

The Board voted to reinstate the license of Joe T. Ricketson, Fort Valley.

The Georgia State Board of Pharmacy will hold its next meeting Wednesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 12, 2009 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Professional Licensing Boards in Macon.

Contact Information:

Matt Carrothers