Governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency, Executive Order 2020-224, pursuant to KRS 39A.100 on March 9, 2020 after the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Kentucky. The state of emergency was renewed on May 4, 2021, Executive Order 2021-291. Please see KRS 315.500 201 KAR 2:330 and 201 KAR 2:175 for pharmacist guidance. The 30 day refill of a non-controlled prescription is a continuous standing order throughout the duration of the State of Emergency and not limited to a one time refill.
Section 1: Volunteer Opportunities
Section 2: Safe Work Environment
Section 3: Hand Sanitizer
Section 4: Compounding
Section 5: Controlled Substances
Section 6: Early Refills, Proof of Delivery Requirements, Insurance
Section 7: Fraudulent Schemes
Section 8: COVID-19 Testing by Community Pharmacies
Section 9: Pharmacist Vaccinations
Notification of Pharmacy Closure or Change of Hours
It may be necessary to reduce pharmacy hours. Pharmacies are not required to notify the Board of a temporary change of hours during the State of Emergency. Pharmacies are required to notify the Board of temporary closure of a pharmacy during State of Emergency; however, the fifteen day advanced notice has been waived. Pharmacies are require to submit notice of closure within 72 hours.