Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistances

PA Prescriptive Authority of Schedule Medications

In 2020 KAPA was successful in achieving PA prescriptive authority for Schedule III-V substances, but continues to work to establish parity with other providers in Kentucky. Click on the areas below to learn more about the prescriptive initiative. More information will be added as it becomes available so check back frequently for updates!

For more information, please refer to the Prescriptive Authority FAQ.

PAs as Responsible Prescribers

PAs as Responsible Prescribers

PAs are authorized to prescribe controlled medications in every state and D.C. with the exception of Kentucky.
What are Controlled Substances

What are Controlled Substances?

Drugs and other substances that are considered controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) are divided into five schedules.
KY Controlled Substances by Schedule

KY Controlled Substances by Schedule

Kentucky Controlled Substances by Schedule II-V. Last updated 01/11/2021.
KY PA Rx Facts

KY PA Rx Facts

KAPA is pursuing modified Prescriptive Authority legislation to allow physician assistants in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to prescribe Schedule II-V substances if delegated by their Supervising Physician.
PAs as Prescribers

AAPA Issue Brief: PAs as Prescribers

As medical providers, PAs diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider.
L&O Committee Meeting

L&O Committee Meeting, 11/20/2019

Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations.