Notice Re: Active-Renewal Pending Status

June 29, 2015

A number of licenses and registrations issued by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy (“Board”) expire as of June 30, 2015, including all pharmacy technician registrations.  If a licensee or registrant has submitted a timely and sufficient renewal application by June 30, 2015, his/her license or registration may be placed on “active-renewal pending” status.  “Active-renewal pending” status does not mean that the registration has lapsed, is inactive, is deficient, or invalid.  Rather, “active-renewal pending” status merely reflects that the licensee or registrant has submitted a timely and sufficient renewal application.  Under O.C.G.A.§50-13-18(b), the registration of a registrant or 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.  A licensee or registrant 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.