04 Mar Update: Compounding Emergency rule is expired
The veterinary emergency dispensing rule created in 2021 to allow a 14-day prescription from an in-clinic stock supply of compounded medication for urgent conditions has expired and has not been renewed under the current Economic Recovery Executive Order.
The current rule is under the Pharmacy Board Rule 480-11-.02. Compounded Drug Preparations states “Emergency Dispensing” shall mean no more than a 96 hour supply dispensed for an urgent condition to an animal patient by a licensed veterinarian with a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship when timely access to a compounding pharmacy is not available.
The GVMA is continuing to work diligently with the Georgia Pharmacy Board to create a more flexible solution than the current rule.