K-TRACS is the prescription drug monitoring program for the state of Kansas. It is used by prescribers and pharmacists as a clinical decision-making tool to promote patient safety and healthy communities through prevention of prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion.
Established by KSA 65-1683, K-TRACS contains prescription drug data on all Kansas patients receiving controlled substances. Pharmacies are required to report the controlled substances and other drugs of concern they dispense to K-TRACS on a daily basis.
Prescribers and pharmacists use K-TRACS to evaluate patients’ prescription drug history. Equipped with this information and used in combination with other medical history and assessments, prescribers and pharmacists can inform clinical decisions and engage patients in conversations that promote health and safety.
Healthcare providers can prioritize patient safety by checking K-TRACS before writing or filling any controlled substance prescription. Checking K-TRACS helps prescribers and pharmacists: