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2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 179
Patient Safe Prescription Drug Act; regulate electronically transmitted data; patient's choice of retail pharmacy
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to enact the "Patient Safe Prescription Drug Act"; to amend Chapter 4 of Title 26 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to pharmacists and pharmacies, so as to provide for electronic prescription drug orders; to define certain terms; to require electronic prescription drug orders to meet certain requirements; to prohibit access to electronic prescription drug orders from the time of transmission until receipt by the designated pharmacy; to prohibit certain restrictions of practitioners; to prohibit a patient´s choice of retail pharmacy; to provide for an exemption for institutions using electronic medical record systems; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2004 - Effective Date
May/13/2004 - Act 579
May/13/2004 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/19/2004 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/07/2004 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Mar/31/2004 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/31/2004 - House Third Readers
Mar/25/2004 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Apr/09/2003 - House Second Readers
Apr/08/2003 - House First Readers
Apr/07/2003 - Senate Passed/Adopted As Amended
Apr/07/2003 - Senate Third Read
Mar/24/2003 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/06/2003 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported As Amended
Feb/26/2003 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/18/2003 - Senate Hopper
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