2022 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 13 - Controlled Substances
Article 3 - Dangerous Drugs
§ 16-13-74. Written Prescriptions for Dangerous Drugs; Content; Signature

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-13-74 (2022)
  1. All written prescription drug orders for dangerous drugs shall be dated as of, and be signed on, the date when issued and shall bear the name and address of the patient, together with the name and strength of the drug, the quantity to be dispensed, complete directions for administration, the printed name, address, and telephone number of the practitioner, and the number of permitted refills. A prescription drug order for a dangerous drug is not required to bear the DEA permit number of the prescribing practitioner. A prescription drug order for a dangerous drug may be prepared by the practitioner or the practitioner’s agent. The practitioner’s signature must appear on each prescription prepared by the practitioner or the practitioner’s agent and the nature of the practitioner’s signature must meet the guidelines set forth in Chapter 4 of Title 26, the regulations promulgated by the State Board of Pharmacy, or both such guidelines and regulations. Any practitioner who shall dispense dangerous drugs shall comply with the provisions of Code Section 16-13-73.
  2. Any practitioner of the healing arts who fails to comply with subsection (a) of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

History. Ga. L. 1939, p. 288, § 4; Code 1933, §§ 79A-706, 79A-9909, enacted by Ga. L. 1967, p. 296, § 1; Ga. L. 1982, p. 2403, §§ 9, 21; Ga. L. 2003, p. 349, § 12.

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