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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Kansas State Profile

NCJ Number
Date Published
October 2018
8 pages
Information and data are presented for the Kansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (K-TRACS), which is administered by the Kansas Board of Pharmacy.
The email address for the agency is provided, along with website addresses for general information, enrollment, data requests, and data upload. Contact information is provided for the K-TRACS Program Manager. Data for 2017 cover the state population (2,918,515), DEA registered prescribers (15,791), and DEA registered dispensers (699). K-TRACS available reports are listed. K-TRACS funding sources reported for 2018 were the regulatory board fund, a Harold Rogers grant, and a CDC grant. Staff numbers for 2018 are presented under the following job categories: operational (1), technical (0), analytical (1), and "other" (0). Significant K-TRACS dates focus on enabling legislation (July 2008), becoming operational (February 2011), initial user access (April 2011), on-line access (April 2011), and electronic reporting (February 2011). Access information is provided for statutes and rules relevant to K-TRACS policies ad procedures. K-TRACS requires that mandated drug data be reported daily on the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances in schedules II, III, and IV, It also has the authority to monitor other substances. K-TRACS' miscellaneous capabilities and policies are also listed. There is no information on who is required to enroll and use K-TRACS. In order for law enforcement agencies to access K-TRACS, they must have a subpoena, court order, or search warrant. Regarding data retention policy, all information is purged periodically. Training in K-TRACS use is available for prescribers and dispensers, but training is not required before PDMP use. A review of technological capabilities addresses ASAP versions accepted; data transmission methods allowed; required data transmitters; data collection, storage, generation, and access; interstate data sharing; and patient matching. Reports authorized and produced by data requestors are listed.