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What is KASPER? The Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System (KASPER) tracks controlled substance prescriptions dispensed within the state. A KASPER report shows all scheduled prescriptions for an individual over a specified time period, the prescriber and the dispenser. Enhanced KASPER (eKASPER) provides Web-based access to KASPER data. Click here to download a poster declaring "I use KASPER"
Who can obtain a KASPER report?
Access to KASPER reports is carefully controlled through identity and credential checks and secure Web access. KASPER reports are available only to the entities and health care professionals listed below:
How do I apply for a KASPER account?
Instructions and up-to-date forms are available at: http://www.chfs.ky.gov/os/oig/KASPER.htm
When can I request a KASPER report?
Prescribers can only request reports on current or soon to be patients. A prescriber should not request reports on other people they know, just because they are curious. The prescriber is responsible for the activities of any they delegate to obtain reports for them.
The report also cannot be given to other health care providers outside the practice. For instance, if I know a patient has seen NP Jones down the street because she is noted as a prescriber on the report I requested, I cannot give NP Jones a copy of my report. I can suggest NP Jones request a report. However, if NP Smith practices with me in the same practice, I can share the report with her.
Who can I show a KASPER report with?
A practitioner, pharmacist, or employee who obtains KASPER data may share the report with the patient or person authorized to act on the patient's behalf and place the report in the patient's medical record, with that individual report then being deemed a medical record subject to disclosure on the same terms and conditions as an ordinary medical record
The cabinet shall promulgate administrative regulations to implement an error resolution process allowing a patient to whom a report had been disclosed to request the correction of inaccurate information contained in the system relating to that patient.LINK TO KASPER SITE
Statutes related to KASPER
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) www.samhsa.gov
Our Lady of Peace/Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center www.ourladyofpeacelouisville.org
Mental Health America www.mentalhealthamerica.net
Bradford Health Services www.bradfordhealth.com
Recovery Works www.recoveryworksky.com
Celebrate Recovery www.CelebrateRecovery.com/
Veteran’s Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK
Vet Centers 1-877-WAR-VETS
Interlink Counseling Services http://www.interlinkservices.org/programs-services/