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Legal Status of EPT in Missouri

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)minus symbol “Physicians may dispense only to individuals with whom they have established a physician/ patient relationship.”
Mo. Code Regs. Ann. Tit. 20 § 2150-5.020(5)

plus symbol“A licensed physician utilizing expedited partner therapy may prescribe and dispense medications for the treatment of chlamydia or gonorrhea for an individual who is the partner of a person with chlamydia or gonorrhea and who does not have an established physician/patient relationship with such physician.” Mo. Rev. Stat. § 191.648

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)plus sign Regulations incorporate: (1) APHA CCD Manual, 15th edition, 1990; (2) AAP’s Report of Comm’ee on Infectious Diseases, 22nd edition, 1991; and (3) CDC’s MMWR General Recommendations on Immunization, April 7, 1989. Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 19, § 20-20.040.
V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)minus symbol Prescription label must bear patient’s name. Mo. Ann. Stat. § 338.059; see also Mo. Code Regs. Ann. Tit. 4 § 150-5.020(4)(b)
VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)permissible EPT is permissible.

Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Status as of July 13, 2010

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