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Legal Status of EPT in Alaska
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)||"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)|| Public health department may establish standards for the prevention, control, or amelioration of conditions of public health importance. Alaska Stat. § 18.15.355.|
Incorporates: APHA CCD Manual 18th Edition, 2004 (as revised) Alaska Admin. Code tit. 7, § 27.010.
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)|| 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.|
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)|| 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|
|EPT is permissible in 38 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 8 states:||EPT is prohibited in 4 states:|
EPT is permissible in the District of Columbia.
EPT is potentially allowable in Puerto Rico.