Statutes and Regulations

Updated 9/27/2022


Kentucky Pharmacy Lawbook

​Please see the links below for the official listing of the current Statutes and Regulations.

Links to related pharmacy laws and regulations:
201 KAR 9:016 - Restrictions on use of amphetamine and amphetamine-like anorectic controlled substances.
 
KRS 320.240 - Board's meetings, officers, powers, and duties -- Licensure and classification of optometrists -- Board to have sole authority over practice of optometry -- Authorization to administer and prescribe pharmaceutical agents and certain oral medications.
 
KRS 314.011 - Definitions for chapter.
 
KRS 314.042 - License to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse -- Application -- Renewal -- Reinstatement -- Use of "APRN" -- Prescriptive authority under CAPA-NS and CAPA-CS -- Exemption from CAPA-NS requirement.
 
KRS 311.560 - Prohibition against practice of medicine or osteopathy without license -- Exceptions.​​

Filed Amendments to Regulations and New Regulations

201 KAR 2:030 License transfer and Non-Resident Pharmacist License

Filed September 14, 2022

Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through November 30, 2022. A public hearing will be held on November 30, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Individuals interested in being heard at the hearing must notify the board in writing at least five business days prior to the hearing. [No comments received/hearing cancelled] 

​​Summary: This amendment creates a new “non-resident pharmacist license" and details the requirements to obtain the license and the restrictions placed upon this license. 


201 KAR 2:360 Naloxone dispensing

​Filed September 14, 2022

Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through November 30, 2022. A public hearing will be held on November 30, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Individuals interested in being heard at the hearing must notify the board in writing at least five business days prior to the hearing. [No comments received/hearing cancelled] 

​Summary: This amendment authorizes pharmacies to stock emergency departments with naloxone. 


201 KAR 2:460 Out of State Pharmacy Permits​​

Filed September 14, 2022

Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through November 30, 2022. A public hearing will be held on November 30, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Individuals interested in being heard at the hearing must notify the board in writing at least five business days prior to the hearing. [No comments received/hearing cancelled] 

Summary: This new administrative regulation establishes the requirements to obtain an out of state pharmacy permit to engage in the practice of pharmacy in the Commonwealth. This administrative regulation requires a person who engages in the practice of the profession of pharmacy for a Kentucky resident to hold an active Kentucky pharmacist license.


201 KAR 2:380E. Board Authorized Protocols 

Filed August 8, 2022

Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through September 30, 2022. 

Summary: This emergency administrative amendment was filed simultaneously with an ordinary amendment. Both amendments remove the authorized conditions under Section 5 and provides the board, in section 2, with discretion to determine what protocols may be considered. Protocols are limited to acute self-limiting conditions and other minor ailments, preventative health services, and disease state monitoring and management.


201 KAR 2:380. Board Authorized Protocols

Filed August 8, 2022        

Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through October 31, 2022. A public hearing will be held on October 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Individuals interested in being heard at the hearing must notify the board in writing at least five business days prior to the hearing. [No comments received/hearing cancelled] 

Summary: This administrative amendment removes the authorized conditions under Section 5 and provides the board, in section 2, with discretion to determine what protocols may be considered. Protocols are limited to acute self-limiting conditions and other minor ailments, preventative health services, and disease state monitoring and management.


201 KAR 2:450. Unprofessional Conduct of a Pharmacy Permit Holder​ 

Filed August 8, 2022

Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through October 31, 2022. A public hearing will be held on October 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Individuals interested in being heard at the hearing must notify the board in writing at least five business days prior to the hearing. [No comments received/hearing cancelled] 

Summary: This new administrative regulation further defines what may be considered unprofessional conduct of a pharmacy permit holder.


Simultaneous Filing: Withdrawal of 201 KAR 2: 412 E and Filing of​ 201 KAR 2:413 E​. Ordering and administering vaccinations.​

Filed June 27, 2022

Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through August 31, 2022. A public hearing will be held on August 31, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. eastern. Individuals interested in being heard at the hearing must notify the board in writing at least five business days prior to the hearing. 

Summary: 201 KAR 2:413E continues to allow pharmacists to prescribe and administer the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged three and up with training requirements specified in the regulation. Pharmacy technicians and pharmacist interns can also administer the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged three and up if they meet the requirements of the regulation. 201 KAR 2:413E will expire in 270 days on March 24, 2023.​



Filed April 5, 2022

Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through June 30, 2022. A public hearing will be held on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. eastern. Individuals interested in being heard at the hearing must notify the board in writing at least five business days prior to the hearing.  [No comments received/hearing cancelled] ​​

Summary: This administrative regulation amends the requirements for annual pharmacist renewal to include one contact hour of the fifteen (15) contact hours be on the opioid epidemic or opioid use disorder. This will be effective for licensing years 2023 through 2028.
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Recently Effective Regulations and Amendments​

201 KAR 2:050, Licenses and permits; fees Effective August 25, 2022

201 KAR 2:020, Examination. Effective August 25, 2022

201 KAR 2:225, Special limited pharmacy permit – Medical Gas. Effective August 25, 2022

201 KAR 2:440, Legend Drug Repository​. Effective July 20, 2022

​201 KAR 2:430. Emergency orders and hearings. ​Withdrawn

​201 KAR 2:106. Licensed or permitted facility closures. Effective June 30, 2022

201 KAR 2:074. Pharmacy Services in Hospitals - Effective January 14, 2022

201 KAR 2:030. License Transfer - Effective January 14, 2022

201 KAR 2:076, Compounding.​ - Effective December 15, 2021

201 KAR 2:050, Licenses and permits: fees.​ - Effective December 15, 2021

​201 KAR 2:360, Naloxone Dispensing​​ - Effective October 20, 2021

201 KAR 2:270, Expungement.​ - Effective October 20, 2021

201 KAR 2:420, Administration of Vaccines. ​- Effective October 20, 2021

201 KAR 2:061​, Procedures followed by the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy in the investigation and hearing of complaints. - Effective August 26, 2021

201 KAR 2:171​, Computerized Recordkeeping - Effective July 21, 2021

201 KAR 2:205, Pharmacist-in-Charge - Effective July 21, 2021

201 KAR 2:040​, Registration of Pharmacist Interns - Effective July 21, 2021

201 KAR 2:390, Requirements for third-party logistic providers - Effective July 21, 2021

201 KAR 2:380, Board Authorized Protocols - Effective June 16, 2021

201 KAR 2:050​, Licenses and permits; fees - Effective, February 4, 2021

201 KAR 2:105, Requirements for wholesalers, medical gas wholesalers, wholesaler distributors, and virtual wholesale distributors - Effective, February 4, 2021

201 KAR 2:106, Licensed or permitted facility closures - Effective, February 4, 2021

201 KAR 2:225, Special limited pharmacy permit - Medical gas - Effective, February 4, 2021

201 KAR 2:240, Special limited pharmacy permit - Charitable - Effective, February 4, 2021

201 KAR 2:320, Requirements for manufacturers and virtual manufacturers - Effective, February 4, 2021​​​​​​​




Statutes and Regulations