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Legal Status of EPT in New Hampshire

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)

plus sign The New Hampshire State Board of Medicine adopted guidelines regarding prescribing of medications for patients unknown to the physician. The Board found that “under certain circumstances for treatment of contacts of sexually transmitted diseases, it is appropriate for a physician to give a prescription to the index patient with whom there is a physician-patient relationship for the sole purposes of treating a sex partner that has not been examined.”

IV. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation)

 

V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)

minus symbol Patient’s name required on prescription. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 318:47-a.

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

permissible EPT is permissible.

The medical board guidelines state that it is appropriate for a physician to give a prescription to the index patient to treat a sex partner that has not been examined.

Status as of August 16, 2006

 

permissible EPT is permissible in 35 states: potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable in 9 states: prohibited EPT is prohibited in 6 states:

Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico 
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Alabama
Delaware
Georgia
Kansas
Maryland *
Montana
New Jersey
South Dakota
Virginia

EPT is potentially allowable in District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Florida
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Oklahoma
West Virginia

* Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland.

Summary Totals

 
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