KASPER Questions

Q. Is it required for a pharmacist to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN) for a controlled substance? 

A.  Yes, the patient’s SSN shall be obtained, regardless of the patient’s age, exceptions:

  • Patient doesn’t have a SSN, use a driver’s license number
  • Patient doesn’t have a SSN or a driver’s license, use all 000-00-0000
  • Patient is an animal, use all 000-00-0000

Q. What if the patient will not give a Social Security Number (SSN)?

A.  A SSN is required for the mandatory reporting to KASPER, exceptions:
  • Patient doesn’t have a SSN, use a driver’s license number
  • Patient doesn’t have a SSN or a driver’s license, use all 000-00-0000
  • Patient is an animal, use all 000-00-0000

Q. How frequently must a pharmacy submit controlled substance prescription data to KASPER?

A. Within one business day of the dispensing.902 KAR 55:110 Section 2 (3)(c)

Q. The pharmacy has submitted incorrect data to KASPER.  How does the pharmacist fix this?

A. The KASPER office has created a FAQ to correct KASPER data. Please call their office, 502-564-2703, if you need additional information. KASPER Tips​

Q. A patient did not pick up the controlled substance prescription the pharmacy has in the will call bin and it was returned to stock.  Must this prescription be reversed out of KASPER?

A. Yes, please contact the KASPER office at 502-564-7985 Monday through Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm to correct the issue. 

 

Q. May I give my patient a copy of their KASPER report?

A. Yes, a pharmacist who obtains a KASPER report for the purposes of providing pharmaceutical treatment to a bona fide current or prospective patient may share that report with the patient or person authorized to act of the patient's behalf. KRS 218A.202[7][e] and [9][e]