E-Prescribing

Q. Can a controlled substance be e-prescribed in Kentucky?

A. Yes, CII, CIII, CIV and CV prescriptions can be e-prescribed as long as the prescriber software and pharmacy software meet the DEA requirements for electronic prescribing.  KRS 218A.180


Q. How does a pharmacist know if a prescriber’s software meets DEA requirements for e-prescribing?

A. All e-prescriptions must go through the Surescripts exchange.  A controlled substance prescription will not be transmitted if the prescriber software does not meet DEA requirements.  If the prescriber software does meet DEA requirements, there will be a seal stating the prescription is verified.