Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing Compliance Guide
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Georgia Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing

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Licensing requirements for Georgia healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and individuals.

This page provides an overview of healthcare and pharmaceutical industry licensing in for individuals and businesses. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Company Licenses

Georgia Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

Georgia Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers Facility Permit

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$750

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$750

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Home Healthcare - Retail Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Hospital Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Manufacturer Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Turnaround:

6 weeks

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$750

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Medicaid Provider Enrollment - Facility

Agency:Georgia Department of Community Health - Medical Assistance Plans Division
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/20/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$599

Notes:

Providers who have already paid the Medicare Enrollment application fee or the Medicaid Enrollment fee for another state may be exempt from paying the application fee.

Fact Checked:8/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$599

Due:

Every 3 or 5 years depending on the type of services provided. Providers have 60 days from the date of their revalidation letter to complete the revalidation process.

Fact Checked:8/20/21

Georgia Medicaid Provider Enrollment - Out of State Facility

Agency:Georgia Department of Community Health - Medical Assistance Plans Division
Fact Checked:8/20/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$599

Notes:

Providers who have already paid the Medicare Enrollment application fee or the Medicaid Enrollment fee for another state may be exempt from paying the application fee.

Fact Checked:8/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$599

Due:

Every 3 or 5 years depending on the type of services provided. Providers have 60 days from the date of their revalidation letter to complete the revalidation process.

Fact Checked:8/20/21

Georgia Medicaid Provider Enrollment - Pharmacy

Agency:Georgia Department of Community Health - Medical Assistance Plans Division
Fact Checked:8/20/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$599

Notes:

Providers who have already paid the Medicare Enrollment application fee or the Medicaid Enrollment fee for another state may be exempt from paying the application fee.

Fact Checked:8/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$599

Due:

Every 3 or 5 years depending on the type of services provided. Providers have 60 days from the date of their revalidation letter to complete the revalidation process.

Fact Checked:8/20/21

Georgia Non-Resident Pharmacy Permit

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Non-Resident Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Turnaround:

Minimum turnaround is 25 days

Original Ink:Required
Notarize:Required
Notes:
  • SUBMIT APPLICATION IN A 9X12 or LARGER ENVELOP E – Do not staple pages or check/money order.
  • Do not fold pages of the application
  • A GDNA inspection is not required for out-of-state facilities. However, if dispensing sterile or non-sterile compounding for practitioners to use inpatient care in the practitioner’s office, you must provide a copy of the
    most recent inspection report that is no older than two (2) years before the date of application was submitted and which is from an inspection conducted by the regulatory or licensing agencies of the jurisdiction in which
    the applicant is located that indicates compliance with Georgia law and the Board’s rules and regulations and compliance with USP- NF standards for pharmacies performing sterile and non-sterile compounding, or another inspection approved by or conducted by the Board. GDNA will process the personnel certification forms that non -resident pharmacies submit with their applications.
Required Attachments:
  • Verification of valid and unexpired licensure to operate a pharmacy in compliance with the laws and rules of each state in which the applicant receives and dispenses prescription drug orders
  • Verification of valid and unexpired pharmacist licensure of the pharmacist-in-charge in the state of their location
  • Verification of valid and unexpired pharmacist licensure of the pharmacist-in-charge in the state in which the pharmacy receives and dispenses prescription drug orders
  • An affidavit of citizenship and appropriate secure and verifiable documents
  • Ownership
    • (i) If a person, the name of the person;
    • (ii) If a partnership, the name of each partner and the name of the partnership;
    • (iii) If a corporation, the name and title of each corporate officer and director, the corporate names, and the name of the incorporation, and the name of the parent company, if any; or
    • (iv) If a sole proprietorship, the full name of the sole proprietorship and the name of the business entity. 
  • If you are dispensing sterile or non-sterile compounding for practitioners to use in patient care in the practitioner’s office
    • A copy of the most recent inspection report that is no older than two (2) years before the date of application was submitted and which is from an inspection conducted by the regulatory or licensing agencies of the jurisdiction in which the applicant is located that indicates compliance with Georgia law and the Board’s rules and regulations and compliance with USP-NF standards for pharmacies performing sterile and non-sterile compounding, or another inspection approved by or conducted by the Board.
  • Affidavit of applicant
  • A copy of the applicant's ID (list of acceptable ID's listed on the application)
  • Presonnel Certification Form
    • Completed by each person named on the application as an owners of the firm as well as the President/CEO, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, the Pharmacist-in-Charge and the individual who is the company’s
      contact person for the Board and GDNA
    • For larger corporations with multiple divisions and officers, limit the contact personnel to 5 individuals, including the President/CEO, Vice Presidents and/or others directly responsible for drug acquisition and distribution, and the responsible person for contact with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy and GDNA.
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$750

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Nuclear Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Opioid Treatment Clinic Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Outpatient Clinic Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia PBM - Retail Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Pharmacy School License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Pharmacy School License

Agency Fee:

$400

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Prison Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Remote Automated Medication System (RAMS) License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Researcher Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Retail Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Reverse Distributor Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$750

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Third-Party Logistics Provider License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$750

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Wholesaler Pharmacy License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$750

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Individual Licenses

Georgia Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

Georgia Medicaid Provider Enrollment - Individual Practitioner

Agency:Georgia Department of Community Health - Medical Assistance Plans Division
Fact Checked:8/20/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:8/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Every 3 or 5 years depending on the type of services provided. Providers have 60 days from the date of their revalidation letter to complete the revalidation process.

Fact Checked:8/20/21

Georgia Medicaid Provider Enrollment - Out of State Individual

Agency:Georgia Department of Community Health - Medical Assistance Plans Division
Fact Checked:8/20/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:8/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Every 3 or 5 years depending on the type of services provided. Providers have 60 days from the date of their revalidation letter to complete the revalidation process.

Fact Checked:8/20/21

Georgia Nuclear Pharmacist License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Nuclear Pharmacist Application

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Pharmacist Certification of Drug Therapy Modification (DTM) Protocol

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Pharmacist Certification of Drug Therapy Modification Protocol

Agency Fee:

$200

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Pharmacist License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:2/27/19

Initial Registration

Instructions:

Pharmacist Application

Filing Method:

File by mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300 total; $250 application fee plus $50 wall certificate fee. Must provide two separate checks.

Original Ink:Not required
Fact Checked:2/28/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

December 31st of even-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required
Penalties:

$100 penalty added for renewals received after December 31st.

Fact Checked:2/28/19

Georgia Pharmacy Intern Registration

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Intern Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Intern registrations are valid for 5 years and can be extened but not renewed.

Georgia Pharmacy Technician Registration

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Georgia Temporary Pharmacist License

Agency:Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacist Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Temporary licenses expire at the end of the month following the third board meeting conducted after issuance and cannot be renewed.

Learn about healthcare and pharmaceutical licensing in other states:

Controlled Substance Registration - In addition to a pharmacy license, controlled substance registration registration is required in many states for pharmacies that distribute controlled substances.

NABP (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy) - Host a variety of programs and resources relating to pharmacist and pharmacy licensure and examination.

Pharmacist in Charge - A licensed pharmacist designated by a pharmacy to act as the party responsible for compliance with regulations.

VPP (Verified Pharmacy Program) - A program run by NABP that allows state boards to share information and more easily register out-of-state pharmacies.

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