Colorectal Cancer Screening Protocol

The Kentucky Board of Pharmacy authorized a protocol for colorectal cancer screening in pharmacies. The protocol specifies the criteria and procedures for pharmacist(s) to provide education and information specific to Colorectal Cancer and when appropriate, initiate noninvasive, stool-based colorectal cancer (CRC) screening using fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or stool DNA test (e.g., sDNA-FIT). To view the protocol, click here.  

Resources for protocol implementation 

  • Education and training: Navigate down to "Dispensing Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening". This education is provided by an ACPE accredited provider (KPERF) to meet the requirements for the KY Board-authorized protocol. The training is accredited for 0.1 CEU and is free to KPhA members and $50 for non-members. 

The Kentucky Pharmacist-Led Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Program funded by the Kentucky Association of Health Plans. An initial 13 pharmacies are located across the state offering colorectal cancer screenings to patients in their communities.  

For questions or to find out more about implementing this service at your pharmacy, please contact Emily Wilkerson at