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Legal Status of EPT in Connecticut

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 A prescribing practitioner who diagnoses a chlamydia or gonorrhea infection in a patient may prescribe and dispense oral antibiotic drugs to such patient and the patient's partners without a physical examination of such partner or partners. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-14e(e) (effective October 1, 2011)

minus symbol Drugs dispensed by a prescribing practitioner shall be personally dispensed by the practitioner. Dispensing such drugs shall not be delegated except” to someone licensed to do so “under the supervision of the prescribing practitioner.”
Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 20-14e(a).

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) minus symbol Prescription labels for drugs dispensed by physician must bear patient’s full name. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-14e(c).
VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) EPT is permissible EPT is permissible.

Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Status as of August 10, 2011

 

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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