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Legal Status of EPT in Mississippi

permissible 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)

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) plus sign Prescription label need not bear patient’s name. Miss. Code Ann. § 73-21-119.

minus symbol Prescriptions can only be dispensed by a pharmacist “for a patient.”
Miss. Code Ann. § 73-21-73(cc)

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

Dispensation of a drug “for a patient” does not preclude EPT absent express language otherwise.

Status as of August 16, 2006


plus sign supports the use of EPT

minus symbol negatively affects the use of EPT

permissible EPT is permissible

potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable

prohibited EPT is prohibited