Below, you will find the links to the Board's regulations involving the prescribing of controlled substances. In addition, the Board has also provided various links in order to assist physicians in screening for substance abuse and treatment, along with links for additional helpful information. Please click on the links for the information. The Board will provide additional links to this resources list on an ongoing basis.
Important Reminder - Prior to procuring, dispensing or prescribing controlled substances to patients in Kentucky, a physician must have the following:
- An active Kentucky Medical License
- A DEA registration number specific for Kentucky. If you practice in more than one state or store controlled substances in multiple locations within Kentucky, you may be required to register for additional DEA numbers.
DEA Registration Information
DEA Contact Information
- An active KASPER account. Registration and information is available here: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/os/oig/dai/deppb/Pages/kasper.aspx
Physicians licensed in Kentucky may ONLY dispense or prescribe HUMANS a controlled substance:
- For a legitimate medical purpose acting in the usual course of professional practice; and
- As outlined in the Kentucky Board Prescribing Regulations.
Board Prescribing Regulations
201 KAR 9:016– Restrictions on use of amphetamine and amphetamine-like anorectic substances
201 KAR 9:260 – Professional standards for prescribing and dispensing controlled substances
201 KAR 9:270 - Professional standards for prescribing or dispensing Buprenorphine-Mono-Product or Buprenorphine-Combined-with-Naloxone
Kentucky Controlled Substances by Schedule II-V
Screening Tools and Resources
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and Related Materials
CDC Vital Signs
CDC Vital Signs: Opioid Painkiller Prescribing – Where You Live Makes a Difference
CDC Injury Prevention and Control
Drug Testing Resources
Washington State Interagency Guideline on Opioid Dosing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Urine Drug Testing Guidance
Prescription Drug Disposal Locations