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Legal Status of EPT in District of Columbia

potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable

I. Statutes/regs on health care providers’ authority to prescribe for STDs to a patient’s partner(s) w/out prior evaluation (Explanation)


II. Specific judicial decisions concerning EPT (or like practices) (Explanation)


III. Specific administrative opinions by the Attorney General or medical or pharmacy boards concerning EPT (or like practices) (Explanation) minus symbol District of Columbia Board of Medicine disciplinary order issued 7/31/2003: fined physician $2000 for prescribing without seeing the patient.
IV. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation) plus sign Regulations incorporate by reference APHA’s CCD Manual, Ninth Ed., 1960. Meeting requirements of the 1960 CCD manual is prima facie evidence of good medical or public health practice.
D.C. Mun. Reg. tit. 22, § 202.8.
V. Prescription requirements (Explanation) minus symbol Label for prescription drug must bear patient’s name. D.C. Mun. Reg. tit. 22, § 1912.2.

minus symbol Pharmacists must keep record of patient name and address for every prescription filled. D.C. Mun. Reg. tit. 22, § 1913.4.

VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable

Incorporation by reference of APHA CCD Manual may authorize the use of EPT provided the jurisdiction recognizes current edition of the manual and the manual reflects existing CDC STD Treatment Guidelines.

Status as of August 16, 2006

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star Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland.

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