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- Apr 22, '12 by MatthewSNIn KY PA's cannot prescribe controlled substances- they can however prescribe anything else. I am a pharmacy tech and am familiar with prescription authority. NP's do have a DEA number and as was stated can write for limited amounts of narcotics. That being said, in many other states NP and PA prescriptive authority is the same and they can both write for narcotics. I honestly think the roles are very similar and the preparation and schooling is the big difference.