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Legal Status of EPT in Wyoming

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)

plus sign Physician, health officer, or other person or facility providing health care may administer treatment to any person reasonably suspected of being infected or exposed to an STD. Wy. Stat. § 35-4-131.

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)

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

permissible EPT is permissible.

Statutory authority expressly allows for the treatment of “any person” suspected of being infected or exposed to an STD. Treatment does not require a physician patient relationship or a physical exam prior to prescribing a medication.

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