KRS 218A.182 took effect Jan. 1, 2021 and mandates electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) in Kentucky. A practitioner who is unable to comply with the
EPCS mandate may request a waiver by submitting an
EPCS Temporary Exemption Request Form /EPCS Form (pdf) to CHFS. Although initial waivers were due by Nov. 1, 2020, the Cabinet still is accepting Temporary Exemption Forms. Send by mail to Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch at the address shown on the form or by email to KASPER.
KASPER offers integration with account holders' electronic health record or pharmacy management systems. Integration provides fast, reliable and simplified access to KASPER information within the practitioners' or pharmacists' existing workflow. For additional information about the integration process and requirements, please email the
KASPER Integration Team.