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Legal Status of EPT in Michigan
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)|
“…a health professional may provide expedited partner therapy if all of the following requirements are met: (a) The patient has a laboratory-confirmed or suspected clinical diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection. (b) The patient indicates that he or she has a partner with whom the patient has engaged in sexual activity within the 60-day period immediately before the diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection. (c) The patient indicates that his or her partner is unable or is unlikely to seek clinical services in a timely manner.” House Bill 4736 (2014), Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 333.5110.
“Except as otherwise authorized for expedited partner therapy in section 5110 or as provided in section 17744a or 17744b, a dispensing prescriber shall dispense prescription drugs only to his or her own patients.” Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 333.17745.
|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)|| “Prescriber shall dispense a drug in a container that bears a label containing… (b) Except as otherwise authorized under section 5110, 17744a, or 17744b, the patient’s name and record number” Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 333.17745(7). (Section 5110 authorizes EPT subject to various requirements)|
Pharmacist must provide purchaser of prescription drug a receipt which includes, “except as otherwise authorized under section 5110, 17744a, or 17744b, the name of the patient for whom the drug was prescribed.” Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 333.17757. (Section 5110 authorizes EPT subject to various requirements)
Pharmacist may not dispense prescription drugs, “except as otherwise authorized under section 5110, 17744a, or 17744b,” unless s/he determines that the prescription is pursuant to an existing physician/patient relationship. Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 333.17751. (Section 5110 authorizes EPT subject to various requirements)
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT is permissible.|
Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, subject to various conditions as stated in the law.
|Status as of January 1, 2015|
|EPT is permissible in 37 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 9 states:||EPT is prohibited in 4 states:|
EPT is permissible in the District of Columbia.
EPT is potentially allowable in Puerto Rico.
* Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland