Statutes and Regulations

Updated 5/3/2022


​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 April 5, 2022, May 3, 2022 Final version to ARRS

Public Comment: This is the amended version filed after a review of comments received during the public comment period. 

Summary: This administrative regulation creates the legend drug repository program pursuant to KRS 315.458 and details the requirements to participate in the program.  


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. 

Summary: This administrative regulation amends the name of the application for initial pharmacist licensure.


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. 

Summary: This administrative regulation amends the licensure process for initial pharmacist licensure to reflect NABP processes and establishes limits on the number of attempts a candidate may take the exam.


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.
 
Summary: This administrative regulation updates the initial application and renewal application with changes made to better reflect the regulation.


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. 

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.

201 KAR 2:106E. Licensed or Permitted Facility Closures. 

Filed December 14, 2021 and effective December 14, 2021 for 270 days, until withdrawn or until the amendment to 201 KAR 2:106 becomes effective. 

​Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through January 31, 2022. A public hearing will be held on January 26, 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. 

This emergency regulation amends the definition of temporary closures for pharmacies from a deviation of hours over five consecutive working days to a deviation of hours over a period of two consecutive days, five aggregate working days within a fourteen day period or nine aggregate working days within a thirty day period. The deviation is any change from those hours on record with the Board of Pharmacy. Moreover, this emergency regulation requires pharmacies temporarily closed to (1) notify the Board of Pharmacy in writing of the temporary closure, reason for the closure, the anticipated date of reopening, and the plan to provide emergency patient assistance and access to medication throughout the period of closure; (2) notify the Board of Pharmacy in writing of the arrangements necessary to provide adequate and continued security and control of all prescription drugs and drug-related devices maintained by the permit holder; (3) At the same time as notifying the Board of Pharmacy of the closure, the pharmacy must place patient-facing signage on all pharmacy entrances and drive through windows providing up to date notification of the closure. The signage must include notification of the closest, open pharmacy, regardless of ownership, that can assist patients immediately as well as notify the patient of the time of reopening; (4) update their phone message and website to include a notice of the closure and a method that a patient can reach an on-call pharmacist during the regular hours on file with the Board of Pharmacy; (5) have a pharmacist onsite or remotely if a common database is utilized and readily available during the regular pharmacy hours for the purpose of transferring prescription records or reversing adjudicated claims to a third party payer during the time of the temporary closure; (6) make a reasonable effort to notify prescribers of the temporary closures and time and date of anticipated reopening.

201 KAR 2:106. Licensed or Permitted Facility Closures. 

Filed December 14, 2021

Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through February 28, 2022. A public hearing will be held on February 23, 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: This administrative regulation amendment amends the definition of temporary closures for pharmacies from a deviation of hours over five consecutive working days to a deviation of hours over a period of two consecutive days, five aggregate working days within a fourteen day period or nine aggregate working days within a thirty day period. The deviation is any change from those hours on record with the Board of Pharmacy. Moreover, this administrative regulation amendment requires pharmacies temporarily closed to (1) notify the Board of Pharmacy in writing of the temporary closure, reason for the closure, the anticipated date of reopening, and the plan to provide emergency patient assistance and access to medication throughout the period of closure; (2) notify the Board of Pharmacy in writing of the arrangements necessary to provide adequate and continued security and control of all prescription drugs and drug-related devices maintained by the permit holder; (3) At the same time as notifying the Board of Pharmacy of the closure, the pharmacy must place patient-facing signage on all pharmacy entrances and drive through windows providing up to date notification of the closure. The signage must include notification of the closest, open pharmacy, regardless of ownership, that can assist patients immediately as well as notify the patient of the time of reopening; (4) update their phone message and website to include a notice of the closure and a method that a patient can reach an on-call pharmacist during the regular hours on file with the Board of Pharmacy; (5) have a pharmacist onsite or remotely if a common database is utilized and readily available during the regular pharmacy hours for the purpose of transferring prescription records or reversing adjudicated claims to a third party payer during the time of the temporary closure; (6) make a reasonable effort to notify prescribers of the temporary closures and time and date of anticipated reopening. 

Simultaneous Filing: Withdrawal of 201 KAR 2: 411E and Filing of​ 201 KAR 2:412 E. Ordering and administering vaccinations.

Filed October 12, 2021

Public Comment: Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through November 30, 2021. A public hearing will be held on November 30, 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 emergency regulation authorizes pharmacists to prescribe and to administer routine ACIP-recommended childhood vaccinations to individuals eighteen and under, the COVID-19 vaccine to any individual pursuant to FDA authorization and the seasonal flu vaccine to individuals aged nineteen and over, pursuant to specific requirements. This administrative regulation also authorizes pharmacy technicians and pharmacist interns to administer vaccinations to these same individuals, pursuant to specific requirements. ​

201 KAR 2:430, Emergency order and hearings.

Filed August 10, 2021

Public Comment: Written comments can be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy through October 31, 2021. A public hearing will be held on October 26, 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 is a new, ordinary administrative regulation that creates a process for immediate emergency suspension and restrictions of licenses, permits or registration pursuant to KRS 218A.205, KRS 315.131 and KRS 13B.125 to stop, prevent or avoid an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare. 


Regulations with a recent effective date

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​​​​​​​

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