|Submitted||May 15, 2020|
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To Whom it May Concern,
Northeastern University’s School of Social Justice and Health Equity is interested in the state’s KASPER Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Specifically, we want to learn more about law enforcement access to the database, the use of an algorithm that produces a risk assessment score to analyze its contents, and the data access and retention rules governing the system. In order to permit the public to understand how the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services is using the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, and how it impacts public health and civil liberties in Kentucky, Northeastern University’s Health in Justice Action Lab is making this request under the Kentucky’s Revised Statue § 61.872 (5) et seq. for the following records:
1. Records including information about the algorithm that determines risk scores in the PDMP, including but not limited to its source code, developer documentation, and training manuals;
2. Any research, technical reports, or internal audits that evaluate the PDMP’s risk assessment tool’s effectiveness or performance;
3.Any records of de-identified red flag notifications specific to the PDMP system (e.g. threshold reports);
4. Any record showing the number of unique patients in the PDMP by quarter and year (2006-present)
Thank you for your assistance. We look forward to your response.
Please find the Cabinet's response to your request.
Evelyn L. Miller
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Office of Legal Services
275 East Main Street, 5W-B
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-7905 ext. 3441