Statutes and Regulations

Updated 7/21/2021


2021 KY Board of Pharmacy Regulatory Update​

Kentucky Pharmacy Lawbook

This document is not the official copy of the Statutes and Regulations listed. Please note that legislation may change at any time, 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 Regulations


Filed June 11, 2021
Public Comment: Written comments can be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through August 31, 2021. A public hearing will be held on August 31, 2021 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:​ The amendments allow pharmacists to dispense to an agency or individual operating a harm reduction program in accordance with KRS 217.186. Moreover, the amendment removes the educational and training requirement for pharmacists to become certified to dispense naloxone.


Filed June 9, 2021
Public Comment: Written comments can be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through August 31, 2021. A public hearing will be held on August 31, 2021 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:​ Amendments to 201 KAR 2:270 are being proposed that would provide the Board with discretion, on a case-by-case basis and by petition of a licensee, to determine if a prior disciplinary case qualifies for expungement under the “minor offense” rule. ​

201 KAR 2:420, Administration of Vaccines.

Filed June 9, 2021
Public Comment: Written comments can be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through August 31, 2021. A public hearing will be held on August 31, 2021 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:​ This proposed regulation  expands authority to administer vaccinations to pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns pursuant to specific requirements. The proposed regulatory requirements are identical to those provided for during the COVID-19 state of emergency in 201 KAR 2:410E.​ ​

201 KAR 2:061, Procedures followed by the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy in the investigation and hearing of complaints.

Filed April 13, 2021
Public Comment: Written comments can be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through June 30, 2021. A public hearing will be held on June 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.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: This is an amendment to 201 KAR 2:061. In the amendment, changes are made to the grievance process and the corresponding procedures afforded to licensees, permit holders and registrants. Moreover, provisions have been added to comply with the FDA’s memorandum of understanding on compounding that the Board of Pharmacy will be signing once this amended regulation is effective.


Regulations with a recent effective date

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

201 KAR 2:410E, Ordering and administering vaccinations -  Effective February 22, 2021

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