A bill allowing the Georgia Board of Pharmacy to conduct physical and mental evaluations of pharmacists takes effect Friday.
Pharmacist and State Senator Buddy Carter says the bill will better protect Georgia patients:
“A lot of times the board is faced with a situation where they have older pharmacists who may have slipped mentally and in order to make certain that they are still capable of performing pharmacy safely, then what they do is they go ahead and perform these mental evaluations.”
The Board of Pharmacy will also have more authority to investigate license applicants.
Georgia currently has a shortage of pharmacists.