Prescribing / Substance Abuse Screening & Treatment Resources

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:

  1. An active Kentucky Medical License
  2. 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
  3. 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:

  1. For a legitimate medical purpose acting in the usual course of professional practice; and
  2. 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


Treatment Resources


Drug Testing Resources

Washington State Interagency Guideline on Opioid Dosing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Urine Drug Testing Guidance


Prescription Drug Disposal Locations


Educational Resources