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Legal Status of EPT in Alaska

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"Unprofessional conduct" includes the following:… prescribing, dispensing, or furnishing a prescription medication to a person without first conducting a physical examination of that person, unless the licensee has a patient-physician or patient-physician assistant relationship with the person; this paragraph does not apply to prescriptions written or medications issued… for expedited partner therapy for sexually transmitted diseases. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 12, § 40.967(29)(B)
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 Public health department may establish standards for the prevention, control, or amelioration of conditions of public health importance. Alaska Stat. § 18.15.355.

plus sign Incorporates: APHA CCD Manual 18th Edition, 2004 (as revised) Alaska Admin. Code tit. 7, § 27.010.
V. Prescription requirements (Explanation) minus symbol Information required for pharmacists to fill prescription includes name, address of patient unless address readily available in patient record. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 12, § 52.460.

minus symbol Labels for prescriptions dispensed by Advanced Nurse Practitioners must include patient name and may include patient id # (if applicable). Alaska Admin. Code tit. 12, § 44.447.

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

Administrative regulations do not require a physician-patient relationship that would otherwise preclude EPT. Lack of contrary statutory or regulatory provisions suggests that EPT is permissible.

Status as of September 9, 2010

 

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

EPT is permissible in the District of Columbia.

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

EPT is potentially allowable in Puerto Rico.
Florida
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Oklahoma
West Virginia

* Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland.

Summary Totals

 
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