Title 26, Chapter 4, Section 116
(a) Dangerous drugs and controlled substances as defined under
Chapter 13 of Title 16 shall only be issued to the medical director
of an emergency service provider from a pharmacy licensed in this
state only in accordance with the provisions of this Code section.
(b) The medical director of an emergency service provider and the
issuing pharmacy must have a signed contract or agreement
designating the issuing pharmacy as the provider of drugs and
consultant services and a copy must be filed with the state board
and the Department of Human Resources prior to any drugs being
issued. The medical director of an emergency service provider may
only have one contractual relationship with one pharmacy per county
serviced by such emergency service provider.
(c) A manual of policies and procedures for the handling, storage,
labeling, and record keeping of all drugs must be written, approved,
and signed by the medical director of an emergency service provider
and the pharmacist in charge of the issuing pharmacy. The manual
shall contain procedures for the safe and effective use of drugs
from acquisition to final disposition.
(d) A written record of all drugs issued to the medical director of
an emergency service provider must be maintained by the issuing
pharmacy and emergency service provider. Agents of the Georgia
Drugs and Narcotics Agency may review all records to determine the
accuracy and proper accountability for the use of all drugs.
(e) To provide for the proper control and accountability of drugs, a
written record of all drugs used by such emergency service provider
shall be provided to the issuing pharmacy within 72 hours of use.
(f) A pharmacist from the contracting issuing pharmacy shall
physically inspect the drugs of such emergency service provider to
determine compliance with appropriate policies and procedures for
the handling, storage, labeling, and record keeping of all drugs not
less than annually and maintain records of such inspection for a
period of not less than two years. Such an inspection shall, at a
minimum, verify that:
(1) Drugs are properly stored, especially those requiring special
(2) Drugs are properly accounted for by personnel of such
emergency service provider;
(3) Proper security measures to prohibit unauthorized access to
the drugs are implemented; and
(4) All policies and procedures are followed and enforced.
(g) All outdated, expired, unused, or unusable drugs shall be
returned to the issuing pharmacy for proper disposition in a manner
acceptable to the board.