KASPER (Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting)
Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combination Products
Effective October 6, 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is rescheduling hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) to Schedule II. While HCPs must be prescribed in accordance with DEA regulations, Kentucky statutes and regulations may affect the prescriptive authority of some Kentucky prescribers. The Hydrocodone Rescheduling Fact Sheet [PDF - 24K] provides guidance on prescriptive authority for HCPs as a result of the rescheduling action.
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.
Practitioner Training Available
Practitioner training on KASPER and controlled substance prescribing that meets the requirements of House Bill 1 is now available on the University of Kentucky CE Central website: UK CE Central .
KASPER Report Error Correction Process
If a KASPER report contains erroneous controlled substance prescription records, the patient or provider should contact the dispenser to verify the information reported. The dispenser can correct information reported in error. If the dispenser certifies that the information was reported accurately, the patient or provider can 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 e-mail 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, and
- A judge or probation or parole officer administering a drug diversion or probation program.
- A medical examiner engaged in a death investigation.
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