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Legal Status of EPT in Nebraska
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)|
“If a physician, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner, or a certified nurse… diagnoses a patient as having chlamydia or gonorrhea, the physician may prescribe, provide, or dispense pursuant to section 38-2850 and the physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or certified nurse midwife may prescribe or provide drug samples of prescription oral antibiotic drugs to that patient's sexual partner or partners without examination of that patient's partner or partners.” Neb.Rev.Stat. § 71-503.01.
Prophylactic treatment for STDs allowed after diagnostic evaluation of STD when the person either has an STD or is suspected of having contact with someone with an STD. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-504.
|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)|
Regulations incorporate by reference: (1) APHA’s CCD Manual (latest edition); (2) CDC disease-specific recommendations via MMWR (latest edition). 173 Neb. Admin. Code § 1-007
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)|
Prescription label need not bear the patient’s name. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-5404.
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|
EPT is permissible.
Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.
|Status will be effective as of September 5, 2013|
|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