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.