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Resolution Expanding KASPER Clears Hurdle

FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Senate Tuesday passed Senator Ray Jones' Senate Joint Resolution 48. The resolution supports expanding the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER) program.

"The KASPER program is proving to be an increasingly effective tool in combating the problem of prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth," said Jones, D-Pikeville.

The resolution calls for Kentucky to enter into reciprocal agreements with states nationwide to share prescription drug monitoring information if the other state's prescription drug monitoring program is compatible with the program in Kentucky.

"Too many drug abusers are repeatedly crossing state lines doctor shopping for prescription drugs," Jones said. "This is a practice that this resolution intends to stop."

For more information regarding Senate Joint Resolution 48 may be obtained by accessing the Legislative Research Commission website: www.lrc.ky.gov.


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