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Legal Status of EPT in Delaware

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)

 

IV. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation)

 

V. Prescription requirements (Explanation) minus symbol Patient’s full name required on prescription label regarding any prescription drug “for the use of a patient or other third party….” Del. Code Ann. tit. 24 § 2522 (noting that no third-party information is required on the label).

minus symbol Dispense means to furnish or deliver a drug to an ultimate user by or pursuant to the lawful prescription of a practitioner. Del Code Ann. tit. 24 ยง 2502(4)

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

Lack of statutory authority stating otherwise, the law does not preclude a physician from prescribing drugs for patient’s partner. Partner information is not required on the prescription label. However, a pharmacist may only dispense drugs to an ultimate user.

Status as of July 24, 2007

 

permissible EPT is permissible in 35 states: potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable in 9 states: prohibited EPT is prohibited in 6 states:

Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico 
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming

EPT is permissible in the District of Columbia.

Alabama
Delaware
Georgia
Kansas
Maryland *
Montana
New Jersey
South Dakota
Virginia

EPT is potentially allowable in Puerto Rico.
Florida
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Oklahoma
West Virginia

* Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland.

Summary Totals

 
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