Legal Status of EPT in California
EPT is permissible.
|I. Statutes/regs on health care providers’ authority to prescribe for STDs to a patient’s partner(s) w/out prior evaluation (Explanation)|| EPT
authorized for chlamydia, gonorrhea or other sexually transmitted infections
as determined by the Department. May be conducted by physicians, nurse
practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants.
Cal. Health & Safety Code § 120582.
|II. Specific judicial decisions concerning EPT (or like practices) (Explanation)||Suspension of physician’s license upheld because the Board conclusively established (among other charges) that physician prescribed to persons who were not his patients. Leslie v. Bd. of Medical Quality Assurance, 234 Cal. App. 3d 117|
|III. Specific administrative opinions by the Attorney General or medical or pharmacy boards concerning EPT (or like practices) (Explanation)||
|IV. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation)||
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||Prescription label must bear patient’s name. Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 4076.|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT
Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted infections as determined by the State Department of Health Services.
|Status as of January 1, 2007|
|EPT is permissible in 35 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 9 states:||EPT is prohibited in 6 states:|
EPT is permissible in the District of Columbia.
EPT is potentially allowable in Puerto Rico.