Policy & Position Statements
KPhA policy is determined through our House of Delegates procedures. The House of Delegates meets annually at the KPhA Annual Meeting and the KPhA Fall Conference, at the discretion of the Board of Directors and the Speaker of the House, and by vote from delegates if necessary.
A searchable KPhA Policy Manual is available online for members only. Outside entities should contact Angela Gibson for a copy of the entire Policy Manual or Ben Mudd for a position statement on a given topic.
KPhA Position Statements on Current Events
Telepharmacy Position StatementKPhA supports the use of telepharmacy technology to provide patients access to a pharmacist's services when such technology benefits the patient and community. KPhA supports using telepharmacy technology when limited to suitable functions of pharmacy operations and patient care that improve patient outcomes, expand access to healthcare, and enhance patient safety when direct on-site pharmacist oversight is unachievable.
Regarding remote dispensing as a specific activity accomplished through the use of telepharmacy technology, KPhA supports the following limitations when the act of dispensing is completed by a certified pharmacy technician under the remote supervision of a pharmacist and not under immediate supervision as defined in KRS 315.010.
Geographical restrictions: A remote dispensing site shall not be authorized if a community retail pharmacy is within 20 miles of the proposed remote dispensing site.
Supply and Demand: Prior to authorizing the license of a remote dispensing site, the Board of Pharmacy shall consider the availability of pharmacists, the population of the community, and the community's need for the service. A remote dispensing pharmacy may fill a maximum of 125 prescriptions per day over one year on average.
Certified Pharmacy Technician Qualifications: After acquiring certification, a remote dispensing site will be staffed with a certified pharmacy technician with at least 2000 hours of community or dispensing pharmacy technician experience in Kentucky.
Supervision limitations: A pharmacist performing remote supervision shall not supervise more than one (1) remote dispensing site and a "home pharmacy" or affiliated parent company shall not own more than one (1) remote site.