Pharmacists have long collaborated with physicians and other prescribers to provide immunization services via protocol, and more recently, with physicians to initiate the dispensing of naloxone under protocol. In 2017, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy promulgated regulation 201 KAR 2:380, Board authorized protocols. This regulation established procedures by which pharmacists, acting under the direction of a prescriber, can provide mutually agreed-upon services as outlined in a specific care protocol. With implementation of this regulation, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy is now able to review and approve protocols for 13 authorized conditions. Approved protocols can be found on the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy website .

Per the regulation, prior to implementing protocol-driven care for an authorized condition, pharmacists must first receive education and training in the content of the protocol. The Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is excited to offer CE programs designed to assist pharmacists in implementing protocol-driven care. As trainings are developed they will be listed below.

1. Acute Influenza (pursuant to recommendations by CDC)
2. Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis Infection
3. Acute, Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection
4. Acute Mucocutaneous Fungal Infection
5. Allergic Rhinitis
6. Anaphylaxis
7. HIV Infection Prevention Through Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (pursuant to recommendations by CDC)
8. Nutritional Supplementation With Vitamins and Minerals
9. Opioid Use Disorder (pursuant to recommendations by the American Society of Addiction Medicine)
10. Travelers’ Health (pursuant to recommendations by CDC)
11. Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Through Skin Testing and Referral As Necessary (pursuant to recommendations by CDC)
12. Self-care Conditions Appropriately Treated With OTC Medications and Products
13. Tobacco Use Disorder