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Legal Status of EPT in South Dakota

potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable.

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)

plus sign The "methods of control" or "control measures" section of one of the following guidelines are incorporated by reference: (1) APHA’s CCD Manual, 18th edition, 2004; or (2) AAP’s “Red Book”, 26th edition, 2003; or (3) CDC STD Treatment Guidelines, 2006, vol. 55. S.D. Admin. R. 44:20:03:01.

V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)

minus symbol “Legend drug to be dispensed by prescription only -- Refill restricted. A pharmacist may only dispense a legend drug or medicine pursuant to the written or oral prescription of a practitioner licensed to prescribe drugs and medicines.” S.D. Admin. R. 20:51:05:20

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

potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable.

There is no statutory authority, case law or medical board opinion that precludes EPT. Rather, the state has incorporated by reference guidelines that may allow EPT for the treatment of specific conditions.

Status as of December 24, 2007

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