APRN Prescriptive Authority

 

 

Revised APRN Prescriptive Authority for Specific Controlled Substances

 

According to Kentucky law (KRS 314.011), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) have been authorized to prescribe non-scheduled legend drugs and controlled substances to their patients/clients after acquiring a written collaborative agreement with a physician licensed in Kentucky. Before an APRN engages in prescribing or dispensing non-scheduled legend drugs, the APRN must enter into a written collaborative agreement for prescriptive authority for non-scheduled drugs (CAPA-NS). 

Before the APRN is authorized to prescribe controlled substances to their patients/clients they must acquire a collaborative agreement (CAPA-CS) with a physician licensed in Kentucky in the same or similar practice.  This collaborative agreement must meet the criteria established in KRS 314.042.  The administrative regulation 201 KAR 20:057 establishes Advanced Practice Registered Nurse scope and standards of practice.

The following document will be helpful in selecting a collaborating physician.

Defining Same or Similar Practice


Limitations

Diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), and alprazolam (Xanax):  Prescriptions for these medications shall be limited to a thirty (30) day supply without any refills.

Carisoprodol (Soma):  Prescriptions for this medication shall be limited to a thirty (30) day supply without any refills.

Combination hydrocodone products in liquid or solid dosage form: Prescriptions for these medications shall be limited to a thirty (30) day supply without any refills. 


Laws & Regulations on APRN Prescriptive Authority

The document: The Laws and Regulations on APRN Prescriptive Authority [PDF Fomat - 19KB] may be helpful.


Additional Information

Call Morgan Ransdell, General Counsel, at 502-429-3339.​​​​

See Also...

APRN Prescriptive Authority for Controlled Substances
Includes CAPA-NS form and information.

APRN Prescriptive Authority for Nonscheduled Legend Drugs
Includes CAPA-NS form and information.


Contact Us...

APRN Contact

For APRN-related issues, contact Michelle Rudovich, APRN/Nursing Practice Consultant, at 502-429-7239 or toll-free at 1-800-305-2042, Ext. 7239.