October 7, 2016 - The Georgia Board of Pharmacy has just released a policy statement for dispensing of drugs under Governor Deal's emergency order. The code section allowing the order is narrow in scope, and the policy reflects that. As in the past (Katrina, Albany floods) the Governor may at a later time expand the scope of the emergency. If so, the board may expand the authority. Currently, a pharmacist may dispense 3 day supplies of needed meds repeatedly, up to a total of a 30 day supply. NO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES may be dispensed under the current policy. Please see our attached document for more information.
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