Plan gaining traction to make KASPER a better tool for law enforcement
Building on his previous work as a state legislator and as Attorney General, House Speaker Greg Stumbo filed legislation Thursday he says would make it easier for law enforcement to target and then stop prescription drug abuse. "This epidemic truly knows no bounds, and itâ€™s poised to get much worse if we do nothing," said Speaker Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg. "My approach will help us end the deadly flow of these drugs both now and however the battlefield may change in the future."
Under his legislation, the state's nationally recognized KASPER program â€“ which stands for Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting â€“ would be moved from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to the Attorney Generalâ€™s office. In turn, that office, the Kentucky State Police and the stateâ€™s medical licensure boards would be called upon to work closely together and share any reports of abuse they discover.