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Legal Status of EPT in Michigan
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)||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)|| 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.|
Pharmacist must provide purchaser of prescription drug a receipt which includes patient name. § 333.17757
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.
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| 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.
|Status as of August 16, 2006|
|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.
* Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland