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Legal Status of EPT in Michigan

prohibited EPT is likely prohibited.

I. Statutes/regs on health care providers’ authority to prescribe for STDs to a patient’s partner(s) w/out prior evaluation (Explanation)minus symbol Prescribing practitioner can only dispense prescription drugs to the practitioner’s own patients. Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 333.17745. Note, the above provision does not apply to providing a prescription order to a patient.
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 Prescription cannot be dispensed unless patient’s name and record number are on the prescription label. Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 333.177457; see also Pharmacy Board rule R 338.479.

minus symbol Pharmacist must provide purchaser of prescription drug a receipt which includes patient name. § 333.17757

minus symbol Pharmacist may not dispense prescription drugs unless s/he determines that the prescription is pursuant to an existing physician/patient relationship. Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 333.17751.
minus symbol A prescriber who issues a written prescription for a noncontrolled legend drug . . . shall ensure that the prescription contains…(a) The full name of the patient for whom the drug is being prescribed….” Mich. Admin. Code r 338.479(b)

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

Statutory law requires that drugs be dispensed to a physician’s own patients, narrowing the class of legitimate recipients to individuals who have expressly established a physician patient relationship.
Pharmacists must ensure that all prescriptions are dispensed pursuant to a valid physician patient relationship.

Status as of August 16, 2006

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