EPCS Requirements in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has signed HB342 into law. According to this Act, all of the healthcare providers will have to prescribe all controlled substances electronically with an effective date of January 1st, 2021.

House Bill 342

URL: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/19RS/hb342.html

If you desire to e-prescribe controlled substances in Kentucky, it is possible now. If the prescriber software and pharmacy software meets the DEA requirements, they can be e-prescribed CII, CIII, CIV and CV prescriptions.

A pharmacist knows if prescriber software meets DEA requirements for e-prescribing by Surescripts exchange. You will know that the prescriber software has met DEA requirements once the seal stating the prescription is verified. There will not be a transmission of the controlled substance prescription if it does not meet DEA requirements.

The prescriber cannot use pre-printed blank for controlled substances. The prescriber can use a stamp or computer generated prescription.

There are variations from state to state, when it concerns the prescription by APRN and PA controlled substances. Just as if they where a Kentucky APRN, Kentucky pharmacists should only dispense a controlled substance prescription for an out of state APRN up to that authority. Whether or not the PA is in Kentucky or out of state, Kentucky pharmacists should not accept or dispense controlled substance prescriptions written.

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