KASPER (Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting)
Click here to access a newly published report on Geographic Patterns in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Prescription Opioids in Kentucky [PDF - 908K] . The Cabinet for Health and Family Services in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Prescription Behavior Surveillance System at Brandeis University developed this issue brief to highlight the correlation between rates of NAS and prescription opioid use, and to help identify how further data analysis may help Kentucky address this problem.
KASPER Technical Support
For KASPER technical support including system problems, password resets or to update your account information, please contact the KASPER help desk at 502-564-2703 or email.
Important: gabapentin will be a Schedule 5 controlled substance in Kentucky effective July 1, 2017!
Effective July 1, 2017, gabapentin will be a Schedule 5 controlled substance in Kentucky, and administered or dispensed gabapentin must be reported to KASPER as required under KRS 218A.202 and 902 KAR 55:110. Please review the Kentucky Gabapentin Fact Sheet [PDF - 25K] for information on how this will affect practitioners and pharmacies.
KASPER Report Error Correction Process
If a KASPER report contains erroneous controlled substance prescription records, the practitioner or patient should contact the dispenser to verify the information reported. The dispenser can correct information reported in error. If the dispenser verifies that the information was reported accurately, the dispenser or practitioner should contact the Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch at 502-564-7985 to investigate the error.
||How do I Access KASPER?
Individual KASPER Accounts
KASPER access is for practitioners, dispensers, law enforcement officials and licensure boards.
Send paper KASPER account applications with all required supporting documentation to:
Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch
275 E. Main St., 5E-D
Frankfort, KY 40621
For questions or assistance with applying for a KASPER account, please contact the KASPER administrator by email or phone 502-564-7985.
||What is KASPER?
Abuse, misuse, diversion and illegal sale of prescription drugs are some of the largest threats facing the safety and welfare of the citizens of Kentucky.
What is KASPER? The Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System (KASPER) tracks controlled substance prescriptions dispensed within the state. A KASPER report shows all scheduled prescriptions for an individual over a specified time period, the prescriber and the dispenser.
KASPER is a reporting system designed to be:
- A source of information for practitioners and pharmacists.
- An investigative tool for law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
KASPER is not intended to:
- Prevent people from obtaining needed medications.
Who can obtain a KASPER report?
Access to the KASPER system is carefully controlled through identity and credential checks and secure web access. Access to KASPER is available to the health care professionals and other entities listed below:
- Prescribers for medical treatment of a patient,
- Dispensers for pharmaceutical treatment of a patient,
- Law enforcement officers for a bona fide drug-related investigation,
- Commonwealth's attorneys and assistant Commonwealth's attorneys, county attorneys and assistant county attorneys,
- Licensure boards for an investigation of a licensee,
- Medicaid for utilization review on a recipient,
- A grand jury by subpoena,
- A judge or probation or parole officer administering a drug diversion or probation program, and
- A medical examiner engaged in a death investigation.
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