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KRS Amendment


KBML FILES AMENDMENT TO 201 KAR 9:260

                The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure recently filed an amendment to 201 KAR 9:260, which is the Board's regulation for setting out the standards for prescribing and dispensing controlled substances in the Commonwealth.  The Board has filed the amendment in response to the enactment of HB 333, which was passed by the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly and signed by Governor Bevin. 
                In addition to establishing the professional standard of a 3-day prescribing limit on Schedule II controlled substances for acute pain, the amendment also clarifies the professional standard for titration of controlled substances consistent with the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prescribing of Opioids for Chronic Pain.  Please note the provisions of the amended regulation are currently not in effect and the Board will provide notification of an expected effective date.
                 Now that the Board has filed the amendment to this regulation, the public hearing and public comment period has started.  The Board encourages all of its licenses to review the amendment and provide comments on it.  A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on August 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at the offices of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, 310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 1B, Louisville, KY  40222.  Individuals interested in being heard at this hearing shall notify the Board in writing by August 21, 2017, five (5) workdays prior to the hearing, of their intent to attend.  If you do not wish to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation.  Written comments shall be accepted until August 31, 2017.  
                You may send written notification of intent to be heard at the public hearing or any written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to the Board's contact person, who is: Leanne K. Diakov, General Counsel, Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, 310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 1B, Louisville, KY  40222.  Phone (502) 429-7150, fax (502) 429-7118, email Leanne.Diakov@ky.gov.