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 17 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
2. Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis Infection
3. Acute, Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection
4. Acute Cutaneous or Mucocutaneous Fungal Infection
5. Alcohol Use Disorder
6. Allergic Rhinitis
7. Anaphylaxis (Emergency Epinephrine Injection Devices)
8. Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening
9. HCV Infection Screening
10. HIV Infection Prevention Through Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
11. HIV Infection Screening
12. Nutritional Supplementation With Vitamins and Minerals
13. Opioid Use Disorder
14. Tobacco Use Disorder
15. Travelers’ Health
16. Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Through Skin Testing
17. Self-care Conditions Appropriately Treated With OTC Medications and Products
a. Emergency Contraception