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What It Is

​KASPER is a controlled substance prescription monitoring system designed to be a source of information to assist practitioners and pharmacists with providing medical and pharmaceutical patient care using controlled substance medications. KASPER also provides an investigative tool for law enforcement and regulatory agencies to assist with authorized reviews and investigations. KASPER is not intended to prevent patients from receiving needed controlled substance medications.

​Access to the KASPER system is carefully controlled through identity and credential checks and secure web access. Access to KASPER is available to the entities listed below.

  • Practitioners and pharmacists for medical or pharmaceutical treatment of their patient, and for reviewing data on controlled substances administered or dispensed to the birth mother of an infant being treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome or prenatal drug exposure.
  • 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.
  • A Medicaid program 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.
  • A medical examiner engaged in a death investigation.

Pharmacies and dispensing practitioners are required to report to KASPER within one business day of administering or dispensing a controlled substance in KY as provided for under KRS 218A.202  and 902 KAR 55:110.

Pharmacies and other dispensers should report administered or dispensed controlled substance information through the KASPER Data Collection System. Reporting data to KASPER requires establishing and account via the Cabinet single sign-on system, Kentucky Online Gateway, then registering as an uploader in the KASPER Data Collection System. Please refer to KASPER Controlled Substance Reporting Guide  for information on how to register and report data to KASPER.

If you already have a KASPER account and no longer have access, please do not create a new account. Follow the instructions in the Links-Mandatory KASPER-KOG Account Instructions.

​To obtain a NEW KASPER account follow these steps:

Step1: Create a KOG account (KOG Help Desk 502-564-0104 ext2):

  1. Kentucky Online Gateway (KOG) account is the security portal to access all the Cabinet of Health and Family Service's protected systems (KASPER, Benefind, Vitals, Death Registry, etc.). Go to the Kentucky Online Gateway website and create a Citizen or Business Partner account. Remember your KOG user name (email) and password. Passwords are case sensitive and expire every 90 days. These credentials are required to access KASPER.

  2. After submitting your KOG information you will receive a KOG account activation email. You must activate your KOG account within 4 hours of receipt of the activation email.

Step 2: Create your KASPER account application:

  1. Sign in to your KOG account, click on All Apps and search (by the letter K) for the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting and click the Enroll link to go to the Account Request Onboarding screen. Do not enter any information in the KASPER User Name/Password fields.

  2. Click on the Request a KASPER Account link at the bottom of the screen and follow the instructions to create your KASPER account application.

Step 3: Submit your KASPER account application:

  1. After you have completed the eight-step account request process, you must print the two-page hard-copy application form (page two is the KASPER Terms of Account Use) and the instruction sheet.

  2. Follow the instructions to submit your hardcopy application along with copies of your required supporting documents.

For Kentucky Online Gateway (KOG) support contact the KOG Security Help Desk by phone (502) 564-0104, ext. 2 or email: KOG Help Desk.

For KASPER technical support contact the KASPER Help Desk by phone (502) 564-2703 or email: KASPER Help Desk 

​KASPER prescriber account holders now can access their quarterly and annual KASPER Prescriber Report Cards. Please review the eKASPER Prescriber Report Card User Guide for more information. Prescriber Report Card comparison data for all Kentucky prescribers and for each specialty area can be viewed in the KASPER Dashboard.

​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 by referring to the KASPER Record Correction guide. 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.

Documentation

KASPER Trend Reports, Threshold Reports, Tips and Studies (select using the down arrow below)

Earlier KASPER Quarterly Trend Reports are available from Dave McMahan.