Notice Re: Active-Renewal Pending Status

December 23, 2014

A number of licenses issued by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy (“Board”) expire as of December 31, 2014, including all pharmacist and nuclear pharmacist licenses.  If a licensee has submitted a timely and sufficient renewal application by December 31, 2014, his/her license may be placed on “active-renewal pending” status.  “Active-renewal pending” status does not mean that the license has lapsed, is inactive, is deficient, or invalid.  Rather, “active-renewal pending” status merely reflects that the licensee has submitted a timely and sufficient renewal application.  Under O.C.G.A.§50-13-18(b), the license of a licensee who has made a timely and sufficient renewal application does not expire until the Board has reviewed and made a determination on the application, even if the date of that determination is after the expiration date for the license.  A licensee should save the receipt generated after submission of a timely and sufficient application as additional proof of renewal during the period in which the application is reviewed.  For any additional information regarding this status, please contact the staff at the Board’s office: (404) 651-8000.