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URGENT ALERT! The CAPA-CS Waiver that has allowed APRNs to prescribe controlled substances during the pandemic will sunset on Friday, January 15, 2022 at 12:01 am.

Posted 11 months ago by Stephanie Smith

URGENT ALERT! The CAPA-CS Waiver that has allowed APRNs to prescribe controlled substances during the pandemic will sunset on Friday, January 15, 2022 at 12:01 am. Providers who have been prescribing under the waiver, which was part of the Governor's pandemic response Executive Orders, must cease until the provider has a current prescribing agreement for controlled substances in place with the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Review End of CAPA-CS Waiver Items to Consider at KANPNM website for guidance on return to prescribing with a CAPA-CS agreement in place.

Please monitor ww.KANPNM.org , the Association listserv and social media for further information about this issue and other legislative matters.

 The omission of the CAPA-CS Waiver from SB 25, which was the vehicle to extend the other provisions of the Governor’s Executive Orders concerning the pandemic, will have drastic consequences for patients who have enjoyed the extension of APRN health care that the waiver afforded. The APRN CAPA-CS waiver was the ONLY item that was not extended and thus appears as a singular affront to nurses. The extension of health care that occurred while the waiver was in effect is proof that the CAPA-CS creates barriers to care. Kentucky needs APRNs to be able to care for their communities to the fullest extent of their education and training. Join in the fight to end the CAPA-CS requirement during this legislative session. Come to APRN Legislative Day and advocate for the end of CAPA-CS to bring greater access to quality health care for Kentuckians.