TN Narcotics Laws vs KY Narcotics Laws

TN Narcotics Laws vs KY Narcotics Laws

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OCDRocks

Brownsville, TN

#1 Jun 18, 2009
Just found out that in TN a Nurse Practitioner can write a prescription for narcotics but you have to get it filled in TN because KY Pharmacies arent allowed to fill it unless written by a doctor. No wonder there is such a drug problem. I wonder how many people have doctors in Jellico and other border cities and get their pills there to sell and bring them back to KY.
all

Clay City, KY

#2 Jun 20, 2009
i think all arnp's can write narcotics
dont know

United States

#3 Jun 20, 2009
dont talk if you dont know

Since: Mar 09

Corbin,KY

#4 Jun 21, 2009
bump this up
right

Dyer, TN

#5 Jun 21, 2009
dont know wrote:
dont talk if you dont know
i agree,just trying to start a bunch of garbage when they don't know
Young and Happily Engaged

Murray, KY

#6 Jun 21, 2009
In Kentucky, a nurse practitioner cannot write a prescription for narcotics. I know because I am in college, due to graduate in one year with my nurse practitioner degree. I'm not sure if Nurse Practitioner's in TN can write narcotics or not without a doctors authorization, but in Kentucky I know that they are unable to.
OCDRocks

Brownsville, TN

#7 Jun 21, 2009
According to an ARNP at Vanderbilt University Hospital they can. My dad had surgery there and she wrote him a script for Percocet's and told him he had to get it filled in TN because they wont fill scripts for narcotics written by NP in KY.
For a Fact

Gray, KY

#8 Jun 21, 2009
All prescriptions have to be filled in the state they are written...whether they are written by a doctor or ARNP. Yes ARNP in KY can get credentialed to write narcotics. Physician assistants can't write for narcs.
Doctors are only licensed in the state they practice....they can move and apply for permission to practice in other states just like nurses.
Young and Happily Engaged

Murray, KY

#9 Jun 22, 2009
For a Fact wrote:
All prescriptions have to be filled in the state they are written...whether they are written by a doctor or ARNP. Yes ARNP in KY can get credentialed to write narcotics. Physician assistants can't write for narcs.
Doctors are only licensed in the state they practice....they can move and apply for permission to practice in other states just like nurses.
You're wrong. As I said before, I am due to graduate with my ARNP degree within the next year. I know for a fact that ARNP's cannot write a prescription for a narcotic unless it is authorized by a licensed doctor. I'm not sure if you were trying to state that an ARNP can write narcotics at any given time, but if you were, you are incorrect. You can research if you'd like and you will find that it is not permitted for them to do so. However, as I said before, they CAN write a narcotics prescription if and ONLY if it is authorized by a licensed doctor.

Again, I am not sure about the laws in TN on this subject but I am 100% positive on the law in KY for ARNP's and writing narcotic prescriptions.
huh

Somerset, KY

#10 Jul 5, 2009
Young and Happily Engaged wrote:
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You're wrong. As I said before, I am due to graduate with my ARNP degree within the next year. I know for a fact that ARNP's cannot write a prescription for a narcotic unless it is authorized by a licensed doctor. I'm not sure if you were trying to state that an ARNP can write narcotics at any given time, but if you were, you are incorrect. You can research if you'd like and you will find that it is not permitted for them to do so. However, as I said before, they CAN write a narcotics prescription if and ONLY if it is authorized by a licensed doctor.
Again, I am not sure about the laws in TN on this subject but I am 100% positive on the law in KY for ARNP's and writing narcotic prescriptions.
arnps can now get their dea liscense to write narcotics! they can just write them for two weeks at a time!
Sweetie

Winchester, KY

#12 Jul 6, 2009
Thank you.....I guess new grads don't know as much as Rns with 40+ years of experience. I work with ARNPs all the time and they write for narcs....the PAs can't write them.
who

Somerset, KY

#14 Jul 6, 2009
i get all my adipex filled in tenn. wrote 4 me by a arnp
bengals fan

Tiptonville, TN

#15 Jul 7, 2009
A Nurse Practicioner can write narcotics, I do not have a regular doctor so i see a nurse practicioner (in London KY), and she has written me hydrocodone for pain and adderall for adhd, the only difference though is they are in limited amounts compared to a dr. the most lorcets was just 14 at a time (2 weeks worth) and 1 week worth of adderall at a time

Since: Jul 12

Owensboro, KY

#16 Jan 14, 2013
Young and Happily Engaged wrote:
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You're wrong. As I said before, I am due to graduate with my ARNP degree within the next year. I know for a fact that ARNP's cannot write a prescription for a narcotic unless it is authorized by a licensed doctor. I'm not sure if you were trying to state that an ARNP can write narcotics at any given time, but if you were, you are incorrect. You can research if you'd like and you will find that it is not permitted for them to do so. However, as I said before, they CAN write a narcotics prescription if and ONLY if it is authorized by a licensed doctor.
Again, I am not sure about the laws in TN on this subject but I am 100% positive on the law in KY for ARNP's and writing narcotic prescriptions.
So untrue. My ARNP comes to my house every month. In Ky ARNP's can write up to a achedule 3 narcotic, but no refills allowed. I take Lortab 10 every month. I have to get a new script every 30 days. I also take Valium and Restoril. I can get 3 months of those at a time. In TN, she can write schedule 2 drugs. She also wtites me Marinol (synthetic Thc) for appetite. It's a schedule 3 drug also. She does not work under a physician. Just an update on ur information.
sar

United States

#17 Mar 23, 2013
In TN a nurse practitioner can write opiates (just not subox i believe) ex: working in a pain management client.
Kentucky

London, KY

#18 Apr 26, 2014
Can a Kentucky resident see a dr I. Tenn for soboxin and get them filled in tenn with a Kentucky license
Rebel Yell

Richmond, KY

#20 May 21, 2014
bengals fan wrote:
A Nurse Practicioner can write narcotics, I do not have a regular doctor so i see a nurse practicioner (in London KY), and she has written me hydrocodone for pain and adderall for adhd, the only difference though is they are in limited amounts compared to a dr. the most lorcets was just 14 at a time (2 weeks worth) and 1 week worth of adderall at a time
I also go to a nurse practicioner, but mine wrote me 60 lorcets for ninety days, i don't under stand their math, i just commented because i'm also a Bengals fan
PA-C in Tennessee

Mount Juliet, TN

#21 Feb 25, 2015
Young and Happily Engaged wrote:
<quoted text>
You're wrong. As I said before, I am due to graduate with my ARNP degree within the next year. I know for a fact that ARNP's cannot write a prescription for a narcotic unless it is authorized by a licensed doctor. I'm not sure if you were trying to state that an ARNP can write narcotics at any given time, but if you were, you are incorrect. You can research if you'd like and you will find that it is not permitted for them to do so. However, as I said before, they CAN write a narcotics prescription if and ONLY if it is authorized by a licensed doctor.
Again, I am not sure about the laws in TN on this subject but I am 100% positive on the law in KY for ARNP's and writing narcotic prescriptions.
PA-Cs AND Nurse Pracs CAN legally write controlled substances in TN. I know because we have DEAs

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